The 4th District Court has ruled that the Orange Angels of Disneyheim can keep living under an assumed name for the time being. The trial for the City of Anaheim’s lawsuit will be in November, which will be when the point is decided for reals.
The team, previously known as the Anaheim Angels, said the new name would attract more fans, advertisers and broadcast contracts by emphasizing its connection to Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest media market.
As I previously wrote, I still think if the Angels really wanted to cash in on someone else’s celebrity they should go with Orange County Choppers, which jumped the shark ages ago (think AOL commercials) and could probably use the help.
Now, I can already hear Angels fans crowing about the recent sweep of the Dodgers during interleague play. To them, I would point out two things. First, Angel manager Mike Scioscia said after the games, “Even though we swept the Dodgers, any of these games could have gone the other way.” Considering the Angels were basically playing an AAA squad doesn’t say much for you. And second, the Dodgers will eventually improve. The name “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” — never.