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Texas Rangers[ edit ] The Angels-Rangers rivalry has been said to have developed over a domination in the division between the two teams, and also in recent years more animosity between the two teams due to the players to play for both teams, including Nolan Ryan, Mike Napoli , Darren Oliver , Vladimir Guerrero , C.
Wilson , and Josh Hamilton. In , Wilson played a joke on Napoli, his former teammate, by tweeting his phone number, causing Napoli to exchange words with Wilson.
Los Angeles Dodgers[ edit ] Main article: Freeway Series The rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers has been referred to as the Freeway Series because of the freeway system mostly via I-5 linking the two teams' home fields. Oakland A's rivalry , or the New York Mets vs.
New York Yankees rivalry. In , the Angels were fifth in the MLB in attendance, with a total of 3,, people.
They've also set the world record for largest gathering of people with selfie sticks. Logos and colors[ edit ] — The second logo under the "Anaheim" name and Disney ownership.
The Los Angeles Angels have used ten different logos and three different color combinations throughout their history. Their first two logos depict a baseball with wings and a halo over a baseball diamond with the letters "L" and "A" over it in different styles. The original team colors were the predominantly blue with a red trim.
This color scheme would be in effect for most of the franchise's history lasting from to With the club's move to Anaheim , the logo changed as well.
The first logo under this name was very similar to the previous "LA" logo, the only difference was instead of an interlocking "LA", there was an interlocking "CA". Directly after this from to , the Angels adopted a logo that had the word "Angels" written on an outline of the State of California.
Between the years — the "A" was lower-case while from to it was upper-case.
It was in , while the stadium was being finished, that Bud Furillo of the Herald Examiner coined its nickname, "the Big A" after the tall letter A that once stood beyond left-center field and served as the arena's primary scoreboard it was later relocated to a section of the parking lot, south-east of the stadium.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim In , the Angels adopted the "big A" on top of a baseball as their new logo, with the shadow of California in the background. After the "big A" was done in , the Angels returned to their roots and re-adopted the interlocking "CA" logo with some differences.
The Angels used this logo from to , during that time, the "CA" was either on top of a blue circle or with nothing else.
After the renovations of then-Anaheim Stadium and the takeover by the Walt Disney Company, the Angels changed their name to the "Anaheim Angels" along with changing the logo and color scheme. The first logo under Disney removed the halo and had a rather cartoon-like "ANGELS" script with a wing on the "A" over a periwinkle plate and crossed bats.
With this change, the Angels' color scheme changed to dark blue and periwinkle.
After a run with the "winged" logo from to , Disney changed the Angels' logo back to a "Big A" with a silver halo over a dark blue baseball diamond. With this logo change, the colors changed to the team's current color scheme: predominantly red with some dark blue and white.
For the season, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Angels franchise, the halo on the 'Big A' logo temporarily changed colors from silver to old gold, paying tribute to the Angels logos of the past and also the 50th Anniversary tradition of gold.
The uniforms also reflected the change to the gold halo for this season. During the 50th Anniversary season the players wore throwback jerseys at each Friday home game reflecting all the different logos and uniforms previously worn by players.
Also, Angels alumni from past seasons threw the ceremonious first pitch at every home game during the 50th Anniversary season. A new patch was added on the uniforms before the season, featuring a red circle encircling the words "Angels Baseball" and the club logo inside and flanking the year in the middle, which was the year the Angels franchise was established.
With this new patch, the Angels' A with the halo now appears on three different locations of the jersey: the right shoulder, the wordmark, and the left shoulder. That station, then KMPC, aired games from to The Angels broadcast line-up was thrown into doubt with the death of Rory Markas in January On March 3, it was announced that Victor Rojas will replace Markas.
Those games were available live only online. Live preseason broadcasts were to begin on March This was a partial return to their old station from Fox Sports West holds the exclusive rights to the regional telecasts of approximately Angels home and away games.
During Disney's ownership of the franchise, the company planned to start an ESPN West regional sports network in , which would also carry Mighty Ducks of Anaheim ice hockey games, but the plan was abandoned.
The split arrangement dated back to the season, when Mota and Gubicza were the second team. Mota, who is bilingual and the son of former Dodger Manny Mota , has also called Angels games in Spanish, and at one time did analysis from the dugout rather than the usual booth position.
All locally broadcast games are produced by FSN regardless of the outlet actually showing the games. Dick Enberg , who broadcast Angels baseball in the s, is the broadcaster most identified with the Angels, using such phrases as "Oh, my!
Jerry Coleman also spent time with the Angels organization in the early s as a pre-game and post-game host before joining the San Diego Padres broadcast team.