Dodgers Take A Shot Across Angels' Bow
Then came 2002. The Angels finally broke through and won a World Series and that started a tilt in the balance of power in the Southland.
Although neither team was all that memorable in 2010, the Angels still appear more likely to trend upward. Unless Carole Moreno decides to file divorce papers on her husband soon.
So what do you do if you're the Dodgers? You take the third grade route and make fun of the Angels' name. With Nike's help of course. The almighty Swoosh has helped print a series of t-shirts touting "The Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles".
Granted, most fans and media people have been chuckling about "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" for years now. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. And people in SoCal have a difficult time calling them "Los Angeles" for the simple fact that they don't play there. In fact, they don't even play in Los Angeles County.
The Boys in Blue have previously taken the high road, but apparently after losing five of six to their southern rivals in interleague play last year, the batting gloves have come off.
(H/T Orange County Register)