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So far, both L.A. teams are winning

The Angels' name change has elevated the level of the rivalry with the Dodgers and its fans to absurd proportions.

Updated: June 9, 2005, 7:59 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Rivalries are supposed to grow through great games and on-field squabbles.

Not name changes.

But Angels owner Arte Moreno's prerogative to call his team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has undoubtedly elevated the level of the rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers and its fans to absurd proportions.

It started last year, when the Angels encroached on what had traditionally been considered Dodgers territory. Los Angeles landmarks were virtually branded with the Angels' logo in ...

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