The Arte of Baseball

Arte Moreno has the Angels flying, despite a controversial new name

About an hour before the first pitch on a breezy Southern California evening, Arturo (Arte) Moreno, billionaire owner of the Major League Baseball team now known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, walks the concourse of Angels Stadium, picking up cigarette butts and greeting fans. In January Moreno upset many Orange County supporters of the former Anaheim Angels by tacking Los Angeles onto the team name, relegating Anaheim, a city of 343,000, 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles, to a mere appendage. He also granted the Angels the dubious distinction of being the only major pro-sports franchise identified by two...

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