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                                             California Sports Logo
                                                 By Dana Bradley



   In early 2003, not long after the Anaheim Angels had captured the AFL championship, their new
owner, Mr. Moreno, decided to change their name. Pointing to marketing considerations, he wanted to
change the name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He did not push for a change in the team
logo.

That logo had long been a red “A.” A blue halo was embroidered over the top of that “A.” Moreno did
not make any move to change that logo. Yet some of the residents of Anaheim designed a special type
of logo. Their logo was designed to be used as a form of protest.

In order to understand the protests of the Anaheim residents, one must learn something about the
Angels. That team had first played in Los Angeles, and had once before been called the Los Angles
Angels. In the 1960’s the team moved to Anaheim, CA, and it then changed its name to the California
Angels. The Disney Company bought the team from Gene Autry in 1997, and it named the team the
Anaheim Angels.

So for close to six years the City of Anaheim had benefited from the Angel’s new name. The City of
Anaheim voiced strong objections to the proposed name change in 2003. Some of the residents of
Anaheim demonstrated obvious support for their government. They designed a special logo that poked
fun at the proposed name change.

Their logo contained an “L” and an “A.” The “A” was hooked onto the horizontal bar of the “L.” Their “A”
had a halo, but it seemed to have broken while dangling from that “L.” The residents of Anaheim saw a
broken team in the team with the words “Los Angeles” in its name.

Objects bearing this logo of protest soon began to appear at the Angel games. Some game attendees
purchased those items. Spurred by the success of those sales, the creator of the protest logo even
started his own website. His protest logo could be found on that website.

The creator of that protest logo obviously hoped to sway the thinking of certain legal experts. The City
of Anaheim was suing for restoration of a team name that contained the City’s name. Unfortunately,
the courts did not decide in favor of the local protestors. They gave a green light to the name change.

No ruling by the courts would have changed the logo for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The

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team had agreed to stay with the angelic “A.”

Dana Bradley writes about http://www.teamlogoandgear.com/Categories/MLB.aspx,
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                                                  Fan Merchandise: Logo & Gear
                                                             By Jena Luthovski



 How do you explain the growth of the sports industry and millions of fans that exist today? Together
we share our team or athlete’s successes. We also share their heartbreak when they lose. Supporting
them is expressing our own desire for excellence. Most retail sports specialty stores that carry team
logo and gear for sports fans understand this and it is their commitment to provide you, their
“champion” customer, with the highest quality sports and fan merchandise at the best prices!

Sports and fan gear such as team logo and gear has quite a history in America. No sooner had
organized sports started becoming popular in the late 1800’s than the sporting goods industry
appeared and fans flocked to buy a baseball glove or cap signed by their favorite player! To this day
one of the most recognizable logos in history is the single letter “B” – the logo of the Brooklyn Dodgers
who, incidentally, stopped playing in 1957. The world of sports grew and fans grew right along with it.

In today’s world the abundance of sports and fan merchandise can be overwhelming to the customer,
so much so that it is often difficult to choose where to go to find the item you’re looking for. At team
logo and gear retail stores, they often have streamlined the process to provide the easiest and most
enjoyable shopping experience for all our customers with our easy-to-navigate website and
unsurpassed customer service program!

Team logo and gear retail stores, has access to thousands of licensed professional sports and fan gear
– from football to baseball caps. Customers have direct access to the leading stores in the industry
today as well as the ability to take advantage of our many coupons, reduced shipping costs and other
special promotions. The end result is, the customer receive exactly what you want, and at the best
price!

Fans are often invited you to browse for a certain items or brand their own or take advantage of
excellent customer service where qualified service representatives will work with their customers in
determining which items to purchase and even “shop” for you, finding you the best deal possible.

Visiting local team logo and gear retail is not the only way for fans to shop. Many fans shop on the
internet. Most online retailers carry items that they would normally not carry in a regular retail shop.

Logo and gear retail stores appreciate their fans passion for sports and look forward to them visiting
their store!

Jena Luthovski writes about Fun gear, Sport Products and Sports Fun gear.
http://www.sportsteamfanheaven.com/




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