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Amarillo Professional Baseball to Launch Team Name and Logo November 13

November 6, 2018 - Texas League (TL) - Amarillo Sod Poodles News Release

AMARILLO, Texas - Amarillo Professional Baseball announced today that they will launch their team name and logo to the world on Tuesday, November 13 at a press conference. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. CT and will be open to season ticket holders, partners, and the media. The reveal will also be broadcasted live on the team's Facebook page.

"The wait is officially over," said Amarillo Professional Baseball President and General Manager Tony Ensor. "After months of tireless preparation, we are ready to launch and share one of the most exciting brands in baseball with our fans in Amarillo, the Texas Panhandle and around the globe."

"It's been a long haul," Ensor added. "We have been hard at work and not jerky'ing around. Now that the sod is down on the field, it's perfect timing to bust into action and scoot into the unveiling of our team brand."

Amarillo Professional Baseball announced five name finalists in May after receiving thousands of entries during a two-week public sweepstakes. The finalists include Boot Scooters, Bronc Busters, Jerky, Sod Poodles, and Long Haulers. The final judging of the winning team name is based on originality, creativity, uniqueness, regional relevance, and appropriateness for audience.

Amarillo Professional Baseball's inaugural home opener is set to take place on Monday, April 8, 2019, against the Midland RockHounds, Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The home season includes 70 home games of a 140-game schedule that will run through September 2.

Great seats remain for the 2019 season. If you are interested in season tickets, please email Season seats start as low as $308. Group hospitality options are also on sale for the inaugural 2019 season. For more information call 806-803-7762 or visit

List of Name Finalists in Alphabetical Order with Descriptions:

Amarillo Boot Scooters

The Boot Scooters combines Amarillo's genuine welcoming attitude with its fun western heritage.

Amarillo Bronc Busters

Amarillo has deep cowboy roots and the Bronc Busters honors the community's resilient, independent spirit.

Amarillo Jerky

Commemorating its famous cattle drive, there's only one region that can lay claim to the "Beef Capital of the World."

Amarillo Long Haulers

Long Haulers celebrates Amarillo's famous Route 66, open roads, wind-bent trees, and the fun of Minor League Baseball.

Amarillo Sod Poodles

A pioneer's nickname for "Prairie Dogs," this fun-loving local animal is very aggressive in protecting its family and home.

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