Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: A

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. A Aberdeen IronBirds: The name “IronBirds” …

Sod Poodles unveil more jerseys

Last year you could read here about the Amarillo Sod Poodles unveiling their home jersey. Today, the club unveiled their road jersey and alternate jersey as well. The home jersey was described in the aforementioned blog post already. The road jersey and alternate jersey have the same feature the home jersey has as well. Blue …

Sod Poodles “unveil” home jersey

In a Tweet, Chris Creamer of Sportslogos.net showed a big part of the new Amarillo Sod Poodles jersey. Unlike the name, the jersey isn't that outrageous. In fact, it is on the sober side. Naturally, the home jersey is white. It sports the name Sod Poodles on the front in a blue font with a …

Helena Brewers/ Colorado Springs SkySox rebrand

Ever since the Elmore Sports Group initiated one of the biggest overhauls in Minor League Baseball, three teams traded places. The AAA Colorado Springs SkySox moved to San Antonio to become the Missions. The AA San Antonio Missions moved to Amarillo to become the Sod Poodles and the Helena Brewers (Advanced Rookie) has replaced the …

More minor league name/logo changes to come

With the presentation of Amarillo's team name, the Sod Poodles, the tsunami of new team names/logos for the 2019 season is far from over yet. At least three are about to come. Two teams are about to change their name and one is about to change its logos. The two teams that will change their names …

San Diego AA affiliate named Amarillo Sod Poodles

The AA Texas League franchise of the San Diego Padres presented its new name and logos, today. After a long search during a name-the-team contest, five names were picked. Of those five names, Sod Poodles prevailed.  Sod Poodle is a name for a prairie dog. The name was used by the pioneers that moved west …

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