An Angels Social Media Update


As the battle brews with competing Facebook pages, one set up by Angels fans and the one set up by Tom Tait fans, I have this updated score.

KeepTheAngels is at 23,029 likes while Keep the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim page is at 1,320. For those doing the math, that 22,709 more…about a little more than half of a Big A crowd on Big Bang Fridays.

The difference is pretty simple.  The KeepTheAngels site is all about the Angels and the other page is Memory Lane for the Angels in between Tom Tait promotions and isn’t that City Council majority in Anaheim awful? I guess the fans have voted.

If this were a prize fight, the ref would have stopped it by now.  And that all said, until anyone hears what Arte Moreno has in mind with the team’s negotiations with the city, there’s really not much to say.  The MOUs are loaded with disclaimers about nothing being cast in stone but the anti-Angels/pro-Tait crowd simply refuses to believe it.  I’d like to see a new ballpark, built next to the current one, with all the bells and whistles you see at AT&T Park in San Francisco or CitiField in New York. Just imagine the labor jobs needed to build the new stadium and raze the old one?


  12 comments for “An Angels Social Media Update

  1. Cynthia Ward
    November 22, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Dan, I have to tell you, this schtick that those of us promoting a theme of common sense and fiscal responsibility in government are to be dismissed because we are Tait fans is ridiculous. Perhaps we are Tait fans because he is the only leader on that dais promoting fiscal responsibility. To follow your argument that we are simply knee jerk reactionaries would dictate that we dismiss the views of Angels fans as clearly prejudiced toward any outcome favorable to the team. This would be especially true of those desirous of attending subsidized Angels games while living outside of the municipality stuck paying the subsidy. Would you be willing to support a gate tax to offset the costs of whatever demands Arte Moreno is making? Anaheim residents could send our ticket receipts to the City for reimbursement, perhaps with a copy of our utility bills to show residency. (No I do not speak for Tait here nor have I ever heard him make that suggestion, it is mine alone-because we are not all joined at the hip despite what Jordan has convinced you of, nor is Tait coordinating some vast conspiracy)
    There is another difference between the groups. One was an astroturf effort by paid consultants, from some major corporate interest who laundered money through the Chamber (the Chamber has no money of their own) and yes I understand who flew the lobbyist in from Sacramento, and have to wonder what THEY stand to gain in this deal? Also why not put their own very identifiable name on the promotion?)

    Dan you are not naive enough to believe that baseball is the only game being played here. Take a good hard look at what is really going on.

  2. Ryan Cantor
    November 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Love that Anaheim Angels logo, Dan. Ya won’t see that on the Chamber’s page. Gotta love an Anaheim business group payin’ the bill to advertise for Los Angeles. You think LA’s Chamber cuts them a check each month?

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    November 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Tell me Ryan, where did the Los Angeles Rams used to play? What city do the New York Giants and New York Jets play? Where do the Buffalo Bills play? Where do the Washington Redskins play? What city does the Dallas Cowboys play in? The Los Angeles Galaxy?

  4. Ryan Cantor
    November 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Sure thing, Dan. First, you tell me how much the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce pays to promote New York’s awesomeness.

  5. Dan Chmielewski
    November 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

    It’s the Rutherford NJ Chamber. Oh they are hyping the coming Super Bowl and trying to justify hotel rooms going for $900 a night.

  6. Ryan Cantor
    November 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I see. The Superbowl. So not the jets or giants. Thanks.

  7. November 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Nope, Giants/Jets and WrestleMania…. denial is not just a river in Egypt for you is it Ryan?

    I did my part; where do the Bills play? What city do the Dallas Cowboys play their home games? What state do the Redskins play? C’mon man…

  8. Ryan Cantor
    December 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Yeah, no you didn’t. I asked you to show me how much the chamber spent promoting New York’s awesomeness. You gave me the Superbowl, which is being supported by agencies in both New York and Jersey and Wrestlemania which was billed with a big fat NJ in its ads, but whatever.

    The Bills play in what should be Canada, the Cowboys play in some country called Texas, and the Redskins play in 1922 when it was cool to have racist mascots.

    There you go.

  9. December 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    lame. The Bills played in Orchard Park, NY just outside Buffalo. The Cowboys play in Arlington, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. The Redskins have a stadium in Landover, MD.

    Most Chambers of Commerce aren’t going to shell out breakdowns of their finances. But then again, no one in Anaheim had a problem with an NFL team called “The Los Angeles Rams” who played their prior to 1994.

    Been to a Ducks game recently Ryan? One of the best teams in the league with one of the worst attendance records. Buy a cheap seat and sneak down at the start of the second period.

  10. Ryan Cantor
    December 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Lame? You laughed. Don’t pretend you didn’t.

  11. December 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I yawned; come at me with something funny

  12. Ryan Cantor
    December 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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