Thursday, September 09, 2004

Renaming Is an Issue, Selig Says

By Bill Shaikin,
LA Times Staff Writer
Sept. 8, 2004


Commissioner Bud Selig confirmed for the first time Tuesday that owner Arte Moreno has discussed with him the possibility of renaming the team the Los Angeles Angels. The two men have talked about the idea on several occasions, Selig said, including a chat at the owners' meetings Aug. 18 and 19.

"He certainly has talked to me about that," Selig said.

Selig deferred further comment to Moreno, who did not attend Tuesday's game. If Moreno decided to proceed, he would need approval from the city of Anaheim.

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