Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Pay No Attention to the Arte Behind the Orange Curtain

Neil deMause, over at the ever-brilliant Baseball Prospectus (alas, the story is on the subscription side of things) offers this nugget about the Rand McNally-challenged name change for the Angels, no longer tied to deMickey:

If "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" is a mouthful for English speakers (I fully expect Ralph Kiner to require hospitalization during at least one out-of-town score recap this season), the Spanish translation is an even bigger mess: Try saying "Los Angeles de Los Angeles del Anaheim" three times fast without breaking into a giggle fit.

Word has it that the French will simply translate the new name as "merde."


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