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Arte Moreno

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Fans Rally to Keep the Angels in Anaheim

    Hours before your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim would rally to beat the Philadelphia Phillies at the Big A Wednesday night, dozens of their fans rallied nearby to keep the Major League Baseball franchise in town.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    ESPN Magazine: Angels "Worst Franchise" in Baseball

    For years, Anaheim Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno has made much hay about how Forbes once named him the best owner in professional sports. That was back in 2009, the last year the Halos made the playoffs. Ever since then, of course, the team has bumbled its way through hundreds of millions of d ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    OC's Scariest People 2013

    Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    T.J. Simers Trashes OC Weekly in First Column for OC Register--YEAH!

    As we reported earlier this month, the Orange County Register scored a coup by nabbing legendary crank columnist T.J. Simers from the Los Angeles Times. Well, his first column appears today in print, and it's as lovably antagonistic as ever before--how can you not love a columnist who begins his OC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    'Take Back Anaheim' Crew Rallies Against Potential Angel Stadium Giveaway

    In what's becoming an increasingly familiar happening, activists took to the steps of Anaheim City Hall this morning to denounce yet another vote by the council majority. The issue this time for the Take Back Anaheim group wasn't a massive $158 million giveaway for a hotel project, but a potential d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Gustavo's Latest "Orange County Line" Commentary for KCRW: On Arte Moreno's Decade Owning Your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim!

    This year marks a decade since Phoenix businessman Arte Moreno bought Orange County's Angels baseball franchise, becoming the first Latino owner of a major-league professional sports franchise. It's been a stormy 10 years, with Moreno at first endearing himself to fans by spending hundreds of millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Mother Jones: Arte Moreno One of the Least-Asshole Owners in Baseball!

    While your Anaheim Angels underachieve through yet another season of overpriced, over-the-hill free agents (what the hell is this: the early 1990s of Von Hays and Hubie Brooks), Halos fans can take solace in at least one victory for their team: Mother Jones has deemed Arte Moreno one of the least-as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Angels Owner Arte Moreno Finally an Aztlanista...in Tucson!

    2013 marks a decade since billionaire Arte Moreno bought the Anaheim Angels, and I think we can all say he's been good for the franchise, even if your Halos have yet to win a World Series under his reign. But one group that's never been happy with him is Aztlanistas, who from the beginning have dema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    [UPDATED with Torii Hunter Tweets:] Josh Hamilton Bringing His Big Stick to Loaded Anaheim Angels of Anaheim Outfield

    See the update at the end of this post where fan favorite Torii Hunter first accuses Angels owner Arte Moreno of lying to him about having no money to re-sign him, then changing his tune.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 13, 1:18 P.M.: When the Angels snagged Albert Pujols before the start of last season, we made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Angels Press Box Move Has Baseball Writers Shouting "Foul!"

    One perk of this job is catching Angels games from the press box, where for nothing more than unreadable team coverage you get to enjoy the best seats in Angel Stadium, pluck free hot food from an all-you-can-eat buffet and snap rubberbands at the LA Times' Mike DiGiovanna. But on opening day at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Anaheim Angels Deport John and Ken Show

    Your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim have jumped onto The John and Ken Show bandwagon . . . that's bound for "Off the Air."Sí, señor, owner Arte Moreno flexed that Aztlanista muscle under the bicep sleeve of his red Halos polo, using it to yank Angels advertising from KFI's controversial afternoon rush- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Mike Scioscia Bound for Boston Dugout?

    Despite a disappointing season--remember when World Series tickets were being printed up after the Angels landed Albert Pujols?--Anaheim skipper Mike Scioscia was recently lavished with job security comments from general manager Jerry Dipoto and owner Arte Moreno.So why is a MLB Network expert convi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    ESPN on Why Angels Owner Arte Moreno Isn't an Aztlanista or a Vendido

    ​When it was announced that Arte Moreno purchased your Anaheim Angels to become the first Latino owner of a professional sports franchise, I wrote this piece for your favorite rag excoriating the expectations of local Latinos that Moreno be all Mexican-loving and down with the brown because he's L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    [PHOTO] The Virgin of Guadalupe Appears Inside the Big A!

    ​There is the Reconquista, and then there is what's happening with our Anaheim Angels--once the paragon of suburban gabacho aspirations as exemplified by Gene Autrey and Wally Joyner, now owned by a Latino (Arte Moreno), narrated by one (Jose Mota), and recent acquirers of Albert Pujols, the Domin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    [UPDATED with Pact Ratified:] Strike Count at Angel Stadium is 1-1 as One Union Approves Contract

    ​UPDATED, SEPT. 14, 10:41 A.M.: Members of the union that represents 400 stadium ushers, janitors, ticket takers and ticket sellers voted to ratify a new contract with the Angels, averting a strike as the Major League Baseball season nears the end. The Angels had sought a wage freeze for those wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Waiving Scott Kazmir Thins Angels Thin Pitching Staff

    ​Even during the magical 2002 World Series year, the knock against the Angels was they lacked that one powerful bat.Defense--check. Intangibles--check. Pitching--double check.Yesterday's waiving of once-projected ace Scott Kazmir is just more evidence that last category is no longer a lock.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Angels Opening Day: Living On a Prayer

    ​Rejoice! It's Opening Day, baseball fans! What's that? You hear the Red Sox are a mortal lock to win the World Series this year? That Boston's road to American League dominance ran straight through the Halos' shattered dreams of signing Carl Crawford? That the Oakland A's are actually decent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Donald Bren Ranked Richest in SoCal (Again)

    The latest Forbes list of richest Americans is out, and Newport Beach's reclusive billionaire Donald Bren once again finds himself ranked the richest man in Southern California.Forbes pegs the Irvine Co. chairman's wealth at $12 billion, enough to make him the 21st richest man in these United St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    5 Fun Facts in Leaked Angels Documents

    ​Tommy Craggs is having a helluva time revealing the financial secrets of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in "MLB Confidential" on Deadspin.com, thanks to leaked documents team officials have confirmed are the real deal.Major League Baseball and Angels' VP of Communications Tim Mead are not amu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Where To Eat Before The 2010 MLB All-Star Game

    MLB.com​If you've been reading along with OC Weekly recently, you'll remember that we reviewed the eats both inside and outside the stadium where a certain important baseball game will be played tomorrow.If you can't handle the idea of overpaying for stadium food, here are some additional suggesti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Los Angeles Angels: Basking in Mediocrity

    Flickr user DTrigger05​We have been spoiled.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    Why Angels Owner Arte Moreno Won't Comment on his Home State's SB1070 Anti-Illegals Law

    ​The biggest non-surprise of the week: your Anaheim Angels' owner, Arte Moreno, offering no comment to the Los Angeles Times when they asked about his stance on Arizona's SB1070, that piece of Copper State legislation that makes OC's own Proposition 187 seem as anti-Mexican as El Plan de Santa Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Tough Decision for Angels: Lackey or Figgy?

    Take a picture of Lackey, it will last longer.​The Angels have a tough decision to make: Do they try to keep pitching ace John Lackey or spark plug Chone Figgins?

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Angels Owner Clings Tightly to $$$; Yankees Boast Big A Hex Broken; Long Beach Kid Redeems Himself

    Angels owner Arte Moreno don't need no stinkin' ticket price cuts. Major League Baseball franchises have taken a hammering in attendance this season (thank you, shitty U.S. economy!), so all the teams that are playoff-bound or possibly so are resisting the common end-of-season tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 2

    Orange County Register: Classes sizes will balloon, up to 254 teachers will lose their jobs and frogs will rain down from the sky if Capistrano Unified School District goes through with plans to slash $25 million from its budget. But deputy superintendent Ron Lebs seems more intereste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    A New Curse on Your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    We Navel Gazers have had our issues with Arte Moreno's decision in 2005 to rename his Major League Baseball team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim--with the understanding that we would immediately embrace Whatever the Hell the Team's Called once it reclaimed the World Series glory of 2002. Howe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    There's no Tex in Teixeira

    Others on this blog will undoubtedly dissect your Anaheim Angels' embarrassing flameout against the Boston Red Sox, so I'll just focus on the linguistic disaster that is the Halos' radio announcers (excluding the always-classy Jose Mota). One of them--Rory Markas? Terry Smith? Steve Physioc? Maybe e ... More >>

  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Halo There

    Anaheim Angels vs. Cleveland Indians

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Friday's Headlines

    Bye for now: Harald Martin, the Anaheim school trustee everyone loves to hate (and Gustavo likes to thank for unleashing The Mexican within) handed in his resignation letter yesterday. But don't drop the balloons just yet. He says he'll be running again next year. Ride a bus today: If you've never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    The Reconquista Continues, Canto XVI

    One of baseball's great diversions is the Milwaukee Brewers' Sausage Race, where folks dressed in costumes that look like a bratwurst, kielbasa, Italian sausage and hot dog race each other after the sixth inning. It's really the only reason to visit Miller Park--well, that and the guy who slides in ... More >>

  • Features

    March 30, 2006

    Season's Greetings!

    Our Annual Guide to the Angels

  • Features

    March 30, 2006

    Good Grief!

    Curt Pringle, our biggest loser

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006

    Arte and Anaheim: A Valentine's Day Post

    It's almost Valentine's Day, so it's only natural that dysfunctional relationships, crushed hopes, and the reek of squandered affection are in the air. What's a little less natural is that they are also in the sports pages. But when it comes Angel's owner Arte Moreno and Anaheim, you'd expect nothin ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 9, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

  • Columns

    January 12, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Jan. 4 to Jan. 10. And tired.

  • Food

    December 1, 2005

    the Arizonans Are Coming!

    Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Arizonans at Mastro’s Ocean Club

  • Columns

    December 1, 2005

    Diary of a Mad County

    Awwww hell. Angels owner Arte Moreno tells Bill Shaikin...

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    October 6, 2005
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    January 13, 2005
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    January 6, 2005
  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of A Mad Year

    2004 regurgitated

  • Features

    December 30, 2004
  • Columns

    December 2, 2004
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    July 15, 2004
  • Music

    June 3, 2004
  • Food

    May 20, 2004

    Ice Dreams

    Chilling away the summer, Mexico-style

  • Columns

    January 29, 2004
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    January 8, 2004
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    December 18, 2003
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