This day in baseball history . . .
“On this day in 2005, California Democrat Tom Umberg introduces legislation that would force sports teams to add a disclaimer if they do not play their home games in the location used in the team name. The “Truth in Sports Advertising Act” is a direct swipe at Arte Moreno and the Angels who were in the process of changing their name from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Baseball fans obviously know that Umberg’s attempt failed, and poor Anaheim continues to serve as an afterthought to shiny Los Angeles.”
I can’t help but think that Umberg was onto something with this act.
I think my dad was onto something too . . . I miss those “Anaheim Angels.” 🙂
"Erin Umberg" Erin Umberg attorney stanford west point berkeley.