With all of the focus on the Washington Nationals, this story has been flying under the radar. The Anaheim Angels have been trying to get their name changed to the Los Angeles Angels in order to potentially tap a larger fan base. The problem is, the team has a leasing agreement with the city of Anaheim, attached to their use of stadium, that the team will remain the Anaheim Angels for thiry-three years.
The team thinks it's come up with a solution: they have changed their name to the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim", which is completely silly. The city of Anaheim, which is neither fooled nor impressed, is filing a lawsuit to prevent the name change.