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Monday, May 30, 2005

Angels in the Courthouse, Part V.

What's happening with Anaheim's supposedly urgent petition to block the Angels' name change to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?

Fifty-one games in, it awaits decision.

"The court evidently does not share [the City's] urgency, since it has not ruled in the nine weeks since the hearing or the five weeks since mediation collapsed. The court has until June 27 to issue its ruling, and Anaheim co-counsel Andy Guilford said he was 'not at all' concerned that delay might foretell defeat for the city. 'I think they're carefully reviewing it,' he said. 'It's an important decision.'" (B. Shaikin, "Angel Report", Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2005; emphasis supplied.)