Not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but ESPN The Magazine has named the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as the No. 1-ranking franchise of all 122 professional sports teams. The article will appear in the July 13th issue of the magazine.
So says a snippet from the website article: "The Los Angeles Angels are No. 1 in our Ultimate Standings because they understand the importance of value, performance and effort -- and did so long before the recession hit."
Also: "their knack for identifying talent, executing Sciosciaball and developing good pitchers has the Angels in pennant contention virtually every year (Title Track: tied for No. 1). ..."
There is also a cool video featuring Arte, the Soth, Torii, Figgy, Lackey and the Rally Monkey to accompany the piece. The cover of the mag looks pretty cool too.