Do the Los Angeles Angels ever have a chance of becoming Los Angeles' favorite team?
That's right, Mr. Nicholson, I asked it.
Owner Arte Moreno and general manager Jerry Dipoto have taken pricey steps to stay competitive in a difficult market. The Angels battled it out with the Dodgers spending in the offseason, possibly highlighting this current organization's purpose: Become the best Los Angeles-based team in the MLB.
But what if there was a different motive? What if the Angels want to be the best Los Angeles-based team, period?
True, there's a an obvious roadblock for that scenario: Freeways, lengthy traffic issues and a different county the Angels separate them from the real Los Angeles.
But other than that, why not?
The trouble with fame, or possible over-hyped downfall against other franchises?
Yes, stealing control and relevance from the beloved Los Angeles Lakers—who, mind you, are starting to lose their grasp on this city—won't come easy.
Even the Los Angeles Kings may have words over a possible Angels' takeover.
But it's not impossible. All it will take is a smart plan.
Now, I imagine somewhere in the hidden depths of Los Angeles, possibly protected by the people who put shoes on their dogs or even George Clooney, there is a blueprint for succeeding in this town that the Los Angeles Angels could peruse.
Unfortunately, I haven't got a clue where it's being held, so the next best option I can offer is to create a new blueprint for them to follow—and I won't charge like one for Michael Jordan's statue.
This is, however, my only copy...so be careful when you re-Tweet it.