I was skimming through channels earlier and landed on the Angels game. I noticed though that their abbreviation was LAA, which I think I can safely assume stands for Los Angeles. Whatever happened to Anaheim? :?
I actually like the Angels name change. It gives people the impression that L.A. truly has two baseball teams in one metro.LosAngelesSportsFan said:The reason they changed the name was not to draw fans from the LA area, at least that is not the main reason. The Angels were third in Attendance last year, Behind the Dodgers and spankees. They changed it to LA, for money issues. As a team from LA, they would get more money from TV contracts, actually much more and it will give them instant credibility and recognization. LA is a megaopolis, while anaheim isnt. It was a smart move and will pay off for them. As a Dodger fan i am not offended at all and i think it was the right thing to do for them. I think the Anaheim will be dropped eventually, and the name will be LA Angels.
By the way, the LA metro is the only metro to draw more than 6 million fans in a season (last two years) and last year, we were very close to 7 million. This will be the year that they pass 7 million. LA Dodgers are averaging 53,000 a game right now and i expect the team to draw about 45000 - 50000 a game for the year and i expect the Angels to average around 40000 - 42000 a game. The Angels had sold 2.8 million tickets before the season had started and the Dodgers were at 2.5 milllion. LA is the hotbed for Baseball.
They just haven't reprogrammed it.squeemu said:I noticed something interesting tonight. I was at Dodgers stadium for the game tonight, and they have a board there that shows scores from around the league. Instead of saying "LAA" for the Angels, it said "ANA". Is this some sort of Dodger protest?
Unfortunately, the little team that no one likes, the White Sux :jk: are mopping the floor with my beloved Cubbies as well as the rest of MLB. But as someone who grew up on the south side I wish them nothing but the best unless they play the Cubs.The Mad Hatter!! said:i really dislike when a city has more than one team for some reason the one that doesn't win as often seems to become the little brother that no one likes.the clippers ,white sox ,mets just to name a few
My first baseball game ever was at the old Comiskey Park. I'll never forget the look of the green of the field and the overpowering scent of urine in the air. But it was still magic, not like Wrigley, but you never forget your first. New Comiskey a.k.a. U.S. Cellular Field is a relative bargain compared to Wrigley. They have half-priced Mondays and all kinds of discount days throughout the season except for the crosstown series.squeemu said:I wonder if pricing has anything to do with it as well? Or maybe stadium size? I know that Chicago and New York are both cities that are passionate about sports (and I believe that includes baseball). Are tickets more expensive in those cities? Are the stadiums smaller?