Report: Anaheim Angels in Talks to Move to City of...Industry?!

After all that has been said and done, I gotta say that the jury is still out on whether Arte Moreno is the best owner your Anaheim Angels could have. Yes, he's spent hundreds of millions of dollars on marquee free agents...yet the Halos haven't been to the World Series since he bought the team back in 2003. Sí, the stadium experience is better than during the atrocious Disney years...yet the Halos haven't been to the World Series since he bought the team back in 2003. And then there's that whole Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pendejas--and now, sources at the City of Industry are saying Moreno is in talks with them to move his team there.

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The Los Angeles Daily News broke the story last night, which of course, everyone is denying. It probably won't happen--after all, it's the City of Industry, whose only contribution to the world is getting left at the altar by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis so many years ago (wait, that was Irwindale...what's Industry famous for again?).

But that Moreno is even openly talking about moving signals trouble to the city of Anaheim. The Angels' lease with the city for Angels Stadium ends in 2016, when Moreno can decide to bolt or stay on until 2029. He's said in the past he wants to make a decision by next year, which means Moreno will play footsie with every third-rate city (hello, Bakersfield! Hola, Las Vegas! Howdy, Hemet!) desperate for culture so he can return to Anaheim officials and extract more public money from them. And Anaheim officials, so accustomed to bending over for corporations as if they were on the set of a Tube8 production, will no doubt grant all of Moreno's wishes--public funding for a new stadium, lessening of taxes, everything from the Art Modell Book of Evil.

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rotoro91
rotoro91

Bring Chivas USA soccer team over to Anaheim. There would no need to close the stadium up. We would have the Vergara's instead of the Moreno's as team owners. BTW, with all due respect, I find baseball boring. I am sure that most of you feel the same about soccer. Arriba las Chivas!

JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Anaheim should let Art Moreno go if that's what he wants to do. The city should start the process of finding another team or form a new team and sell shares to the public. If the stadium sits empty for a few years to get approval to form a new team then at least Anaheim will be free from the ungrateful behavior. James Robert Reade

JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Hi Gustavo! I just love your articles! We are still working on erecting a bronze statue of your likeness at the front steps of Anaheim High School! Did you know, John Leos, gang mentality indoctrinated and gang member lifestyle sympathetic, was raised around his mother’s gang member relatives?Hardcore gang tattoos are visible on the hands and arms of John Leos’ family members. I cannot, and will not, vote to a council seat, John Leos, or anyone with gang affiliation. But I would vote for you Gustavo! I would make an exception because I just love your articles! James Robert Reade

Daniel Cassadas
Daniel Cassadas

Who cares? The man is a marketing master, how the hell do you think he bought the team?! Besides, attendance is low, and nobody cheers anyway...fans just find any way they can to hate, or boo...bunch of ungrateful's!

Daniel Cassadas
Daniel Cassadas

Who cares? The man is a marketing master, how the hell do you think he bought the team?! Besides, attendance is low, and nobody cheers anyway...fans just find any way they can to hate, or boo...bunch of ungrateful's!

Anthoni Le
Anthoni Le

F Arte! First the whole Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim slap in the face and now this? F you Arte! OC can, is able and has always supported the Angels. But this owners is sure making it hard.

Don Mexico
Don Mexico

good riddance! they're an eyesore.

909Jeff
909Jeff

And Al Davis stuck it to Irwindale... Ed Roski was the one who got everyones hopes up on Industry/Walnut/Diamond Bar. 

 

The question ism do you want to go in on buying AEG with me?

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

Are the Angels not making money in Anaheim or something? Part of the problem is that the Anaheim City Council has already shown that it doesn't mind getting rolled by "job creators." Anyone surprised that another rich guy has stepped up to the trough ... um, "plate"?

Troy Lambert
Troy Lambert

Boot them out, they don't represent real Orange County anyway.

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

I wouldn't blow it off simply as Arturo Moreno just trying to sweeten his deal with the city of Anaheim. It's well known and obvious that Arturo doesn't hold the Orange County market in high regard.

smartgrowthsean
smartgrowthsean

I hear Hesperia has plenty of land to build a stadium.

Janis E Martinez
Janis E Martinez

Great, if they got ridiculed by adding "Los Angeles", I can just imagine the field day with "Los Angeles Angels formerly of Anaheim cause of money issues, rooted now in the City of Industry, but next location TBD"

Lenny Taylor
Lenny Taylor

they will lose many fans.. including me... tell Arte to move back to Los Angeles and sell the team to a real owner..

Alejandro De Leon
Alejandro De Leon

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in City of Industry. Now how are they gonna fit that on their jerseys?

Josh Ward
Josh Ward

LMFAO!! If Arte moves the Angels out of Anaheim he might want to apply for the Cal-Fresh program because he will be losing a lot of money. Lol Hemet? Lol Bakersfield? Lol City of Industry? Go ahead, move the Angels out of Anaheim... Arte is a freaking idiot, therefore I wouldn't be surprised.

anon
anon

The Los Angeles Angels of Blythe.

Garrett Cobb
Garrett Cobb

How about you win another World Series...or make the playoff even..

Jessica Barr
Jessica Barr

Dude, endless owner threats to move stadiums for whatever reason is getting tiring. Let them go there. They've got one off the lamest city names in the league anyways.

rotoro91
rotoro91

 @JamesRobertReade

 Your smearig and wacky reference to John Leos is out of place. Have you seen your shrink lately?

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

@909Jeff @909Jeff "Al Davis stuck it to Irwindale"!? Get your facts right buddy. The city of Irwindale approached Al Davis not vice versa. Irwindale offered Al Davis an up-front $10 million down-payment (non-refundable) if Al Davis simply agreed to move there. If it weren't for the county, neighboring cities, environmental groups and the Army Corp of Engineers blocking the move, the Raiders would be playing there today. Shit somebody offers me $10 mil you think I'm going to turn it down? About as likely as Gus admitting he's wrong.

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

@anon That's funny...and then you realize it's not because that sleazebag Moreno would actually move the team there if it suited his needs

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

@GustavoArellano @anon Might as well go all the way. Los Angeles Angels of Stateline

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