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“Time to Boycott This Team” – Los Angeles Angels Fans Revolt as $4.1 Billion Worth Owner Makes a Massive Decision

Published 01/24/2023, 7:29 AM EST

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Major League Baseball team, LA Angels, since it came into existence in 1961, has won only one World Series in 2002. That year is also their first and only World Series championship appearance. The team has had substandard play over the years resulting in not winning a playoff game since 2009. Despite having two of the best players in the league, the Angels had a 7th consecutive losing season last year. Because of this, it was announced in August 2022 that the owner of the team, Arte Moreno, is looking for a potential sale of the team to take place. He had already hired a team of lawyers and met quite a few potential individuals and groups. 

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And now, the Angels’ official Twitter handle announced that the Moreno family has ended the exploratory process of selling the team. It is being said that the family is not yet done and will continue the ownership in the upcoming season and beyond. But the fans are not happy with this decision and are lending their shoulders for the Angels fans to think about changing the fandom. 

Moreno family has unfinished business with the LA Angels!


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The owner, Arte Moreno, said in the statement that they realized that they had unfinished business with the team during this exploratory process of finding the new owner. It also mentioned that they think they can significantly impact the team’s future and are excited and looking forward to the upcoming season. 

Following are some of the baseball fans’ reactions after learning that the owner will not be changed. 


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To say that fans are not happy would be an understatement. Other teams’ fans are pushing the Angels’ fans to change their allegiance. While a couple of them think that by this decision, they’d be ruining Mike Trout’s future as a ball player and giving Shohei Ohtani every reason to sign with another team in his free agency. 

How did the Angels play in 2022?

The Los Angeles Angels finished the 2022’s regular season by winning only 73 games and losing 89. They lost yet another season and failed to enter playoffs once again. They finished third in AL West and were nowhere near to even making it to the wild card. Even though some players had a decent season, it wasn’t enough to reach the postseason. 


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Written by:

Rakshita Madan


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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.
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