The other night, I was watching a game of Baseball involving a team called the Los Angeles Angels. Fine, but did you know (I’m sure all the Californian’s do) that its actually in Anaheim, 25 miles away? I mean, thats like the New England Patriots calling themselves the Boston Patriots, and still playing their games in Foxborough!
I mean, I dont expect them to play in downtown L.A, but…I suppose I’m spoilt, Fenway is not far from the centre of Boston, the Mariners play literally just south of Downtown, but…Anaheim!
Over here, to be honest, the trend is growing, as several teams build new stadiums, they are gradually getting further out of town, but not 25 miles! Cricket grounds, despite needing a large green area, are generally in the proximity of town, though the new Hampshire behemoth is nowhere near a major town.
Of course, as the Angels would point out to me, public transport to get to the stadium is pretty good, and thats true. And I guess the Anaheim Angels wouldnt have the same feel, as Los Angeles does?
Oh, and I know, the Atlanta Braves are getting ready to build a new stadium nowhere near the centre of Atlanta, so…not a great trend imo.
The video, a sly dig at whoever thought moving a L.A team to Anaheim, without changing the name, was a good idea.