When I first started following baseball, I really liked the California Angels. They had a nice combo of future Hall of Fame players Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson winding down their careers along with some other solid veterans like Bob Boone, Bobby Grich, and Mike Witt. I was seriously rooting for them in the 1986 playoffs, but that obviously didn't work out. I also rooted for them in the 2002 World Series, which was the first World Series I had watched since the strike of 1994. What pushed the Angels down my list was the sale of the team from legendary cowboy and fantastic owner Gene Autry to Disney which renamed them the Anaheim Angels. This wasn't a huge problem for me although the Anaheim logo was horrible. Then, Disney sold to current owner Arte Moreno who changed the name to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to try and appease everyone. The Angels nickname doesn't work with Los Angeles, which is why it was changed to California to begin with. While I steam over the most ridiculous team name in all of sports (yes even worse than Oklahoma City Thunder), take a look at some trivia and the first half of the 2012 L.A. Angels of Anaheim.
If I were an Angels fan...
Title of the blog - Blogspot Angels Blog of the Internet on Earth
Favorite Player (current) - Mark Trumbo
Favorite Player (all time) - Mike Witt
Least Favorite Player (current) - Albert Pujols
Least Favorite Player (all time) - J.T. Snow
2012 Los Angeles Angels Total Cards = 45
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