So, guess who rang my mom as she worked at her desk yesterday? Yup, Angels Vice President of Communications, Tim Mead. She had written him a letter at the beginning of the season expressing her (and many others) disappointment in the Angels coverage in the Santa Barbara area, and he was responding to the letter. They spoke for about 15 minutes.
In a nutshell, what Mr. Mead told my mom is that the Angels are very aware of the need for better coverage in Santa Barbara County. He said they are actively looking into affiliates for T.V. and radio. He also said he is fairly confident they can even have something in place for the remainder of this current season. Mr. Mead commended my mom for writing her letter, and encouraged her to tell other Angel fans to write in on the same subject. The more evidence he has that there is a market here, and money to be made, the easier it will be to convince all parties involved.
My mom said Tim Mead was very sincere, and not without a sense of humor. Although she had initially been upset that there seemed to be no response to her letter, she was pleasantly surprised to get a personal, and lengthy call. In my opinion, it's just more evidence that the Angels are the best team in baseball, from the field to the front office.
I know Cupie did an interview with Tim Mead not too long ago. Cupie, if you have it, would it be kosher to post his direct email address so we can all follow up on this? If not, you all can try to go through the official Angels page "Help/Contact us" link here, or you can go old school and send a snail mail letter to good ol' 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA, 92806.
I know many of you have called or written on behalf of us 805 Halo Fans. For that, we all thank you. It seems to be working. Maybe not as fast as we hoped, but the message is being heard. Now, we ask once more for your help in requesting, nay demanding, that the Angels be fully covered in the Santa Barbara area. Earn your halo. Be an Angels Activist! Okay, that's enough. I'm getting carried away.