Baseball Blogs Weigh In: A’s, Strasburg, Stubbs, Lohse

On this date in 2005, California state assemblyman Tom Umberg introduced legislation that would have required pro franchises to use disclaimers if they did not play the majority of home games in the location used in their name. His “Truth in Sports Advertising Act” was designed to keep the Angels from changing their name to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Of course, his efforts were unsuccessful and the Angels went ahead with the name change in 2005.  The Dodgers weren’t thrilled about the Halos’ decision and continued to designate the Angels as “ANA” on their out-of-town scoreboard that season.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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