The names offered up as nominees for the name of the new Amarillo baseball team hit the city like a wacky freight train off the tracks. No one was excited about it, except for the one guy that kept saying he was excited about it on the evening news.

Leave it to Yellow City to make the best of a bad situation. Local businesses started having contests to rename the team. Petitions were filed. And from the fray, arose the mighty Sod Poodle.

You can give "Amarillo Sod Poodles" a like on Facebook. Follow the Sod Poodles fan subreddit. Of course, don't forget to give the mighty Soddies a vote on the Amarillo pro baseball page too. Also, be sure to order one of those super-cool-and-unofficial Sod Poodles t-shirts so you can spread the word about the savior of Amarillo tourism and professional athletics, the Sod Poodle.

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