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New Amarillo Minor League Team 'Sod Poodles' Announced

November 14, 2018 - 10:10 am

AMARILLO (105.3 THE FAN) - A lot of people are talking about Amarillo's new minor league baseball team. It's all in the name.

The new Amarillo minor leage club announced it had chosen the name "Sod Poodles." Team officials say it's an old pioneer nickname for a prairie dog.

The Sod Poodle was picked from a group of five that also included Bronc Busters, Boot Scooters, Jerky and Long Haulers.

Some wanted to throw out the whole batch and start over, but it seems Amarillo Sod Poodles is starting to catch on.

The team will be the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and will start play in a new downtown stadium next spring.