Catfish Stew Exclusive: Made Up Spring Training News!
by Philip Michaels
Attended today's A's-Brewers game at Phoenix Municipal today. I'll have photos and details once I return to my ancestral homeland in the East Bay. (Long story short: Please, oh please, let Milton Bradley play a full complement of games this year.)
Instead, let me use these fleeting moments of free Internet access at Sky Harbor to report some breaking spring training news -- sources are telling this reporter that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, having fought a costly legal battle to change their name to the aforementioned unwieldy moniker are planning yet another name change. Indeed, sources are claiming that mustachioed owner Arte Moreno has his eyes set on a much larger market -- the entire state of California.
Or so this banner at Hohokam Stadium that I spied during yesterday's game would have you believe.
It is unclear whether Moreno will stick with the California Angels or go with the more inclusive California Angels of Los Angeles As Well As Anaheim And All Points In Between. When this reporter sought comment from the Angels, he was met with stoney silence and disapproving looks -- clearly the next best thing to a confirmation in this day and age.
While many details remain unknown at this time, there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty: I have never known a banner to steer my wrong. They tell me when there are grand opening sales and where I get my hands on some good jerk chicken all the time.
So I, for one, believe everything the banners tell me.