Sod Poodles

Jonathan Baker

Amarillo’s Hodgetown, the downtown ballpark that’s home to the double-A Sod Poodles organization, has been named the best Double-A ballpark in America by Ballpark Digest, reports The Amarillo Globe-News.

Thanks to the FLoA (First Lady of Amarillo), Beth Duke of Center City, for popping up like a prairie dog today on High Plains Morning to remind us that the ribbon cutting for Hodgetown is Thursday, April 5th at 1:00 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.

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The Amarillo Sod Poodles have announced their name, but the Texas Panhandle’s new baseball team still has much to do before opening day, now scheduled for April 8 of next year.

As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the team plans to announce a mascot-naming contest in the coming weeks. In addition, the team’s ownership will sell the ballpark’s naming rights later this month, and the team’s uniforms will be revealed in January.

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Last week, after a long and controversial process, the new Amarillo baseball team announced that it had finally settled on the nickname “Sod Poodles.”

The news was met with much cheering and no small amount of grumbling among baseball fans on the High Plains.