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Anaheim mayor testifies about Angels' name change

Updated: February 2, 2006, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The mayor of the city of Anaheim said when he returned from a long New Year's Day weekend last year he was shocked to learn that Angels owner Arte Moreno had changed the team's name.

Mayor Curt Pringle said he had a friendly discussion with Moreno five days before, at which both men agreed they would continue to discuss a possible name change. Nothing was finalized at that meeting, Pringle testified Wednesday.

"It was a punch in the stomach," he said.

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