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As added appreciation bonus points, if someone could address one or more of these questions to Arte Moreno during his Q&A and record the answer, it would be GREATLY appreciated:

 

During yesterday's broadcast I noticed that the Angels announcers mentioned a local casino as an embedded sponsor of the broadcast (in the same vein as In n Out's "Who's In Who's Out"). While I know in the past the Angels have had some sponsorship with another local indian casino (having their ad placed on the outfield wall), I am unaware of them mentioning that casino during the actual play (as opposed to being an extension of the commercial break).

 

I was under the impression that baseball actively tries to distance itself from any gambling organization, but that no longer appears to be the case. There was always a question of potential impropriety in such a relationship (The Black Sox, Pete Rose, etc). While I know that these situations were completely different and unique, it seems that this distance is no longer the case any more.

 

I have a few questions about this that hopefully someone here can answer.

 

Does MLB itself have to approve all local franchise sponsors?

 

Are the Angels the only organization that is sponsored by a local casino (Minor League teams excepted), or are there other Major League Teams that have casino sponsors?

 

Are casinos themselves not seen in the kind of light as they once were? Have attitudes themselves towards casinos softened over the last few years?

 

I get it that Casinos have advertising dollars to spend and the Angels have advertising space to sell, but it always seemed that there were limits on where those dollars came from, either through potential association issues or morality or whatever you might call it. That no longer seems to be the case.  Any ideas as to why this might be?

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I think the big thing about the indian casinos, is that they don't accept sports bets.  The MLB distance itself from betting on MLB, so in this case, it wouldn't be an issue since it's just gambling.  At least that's my guess  on why indian casino advertisement seems to be very prevalent at all sporting events, and not just the Angels.  

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What I would really like is for Artie to remind us of the reason for changing the team's name and was it really worth it ($$$) in the end? Seems like all it has really accomplished is pissing off a lot of fans.

Was it really worth it to change the name from California Angels to Anaheim? Seemed like it accomplished nothing since the team value didn't increase.
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What I would really like is for Artie to remind us of the reason for changing the team's name and was it really worth it ($$$) in the end? Seems like all it has really accomplished is pissing off a lot of fans.

I don't know how much other teams have increased in value, but he bought the team for $189 million and it's now valued somewhere between $700m and $1b.

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I don't know how much other teams have increased in value, but he bought the team for $189 million and it's now valued somewWhat happened to the Asst Manager in San Diego?here between $700m and $1b.

If Arte went and built a new stadium, it would take the teams value over $1 Billion. That's why I don't think he's bluffing when talking to other cities.

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I don't know how much other teams have increased in value, but he bought the team for $189 million and it's now valued somewhere between $700m and $1b.

 

McCourt bought the Dodgers for $430 million, with about $5 out of pocket cash, and sold it for over $2 billion.  

 

Edit:  forgot to add.  And McCourt still kept the parking lot.  

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McCourt bought the Dodgers for $430 million, with about $5 out of pocket cash, and sold it for over $2 billion.  

 

Edit:  forgot to add.  And McCourt still kept the parking lot.  

 

 

Yeah, every time I hear how much of a genius Arte is, I think about what McCourt did.

 

Maybe it doesn't take a genius.

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Yeah, every time I hear how much of a genius Arte is, I think about what McCourt did.

 

Maybe it doesn't take a genius.

 

Or how ****ing stupid Magic Johnson's group is. Here you have a distress sale in bankruptcy and they give them over 4 times what was on the note.

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I was under the impression that baseball actively tries to distance itself from any gambling organization, but that no longer appears to be the case. There was always a question of potential impropriety in such a relationship (The Black Sox, Pete Rose, etc). While I know that these situations were completely different and unique, it seems that this distance is no longer the case any more.

 

Considering that Bud Selig once publicly stated that Las Vegas was a possible destination for the relocating Montreal Expos, that was probably laid to rest some time ago.

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