What's in a name? A lot to the city and some Angel fans

Updated: January 10, 2006, 8:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Charles Richter roots for the Angels. Not the Anaheim Angels, not the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, not the California Angels. Just the Angels.

For Richter, that's the easiest way to keep ahead of a game that took a strange twist last year. That's when owner Arte Moreno renamed the 2002 World Series champions the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -- and the city slapped the team with a lawsuit, claiming tens of millions in lost publicity.

"It's the players, the team, ...

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