Our Amarillo Sod Poodles Made Another Top 5 List. What For Now?
Minor League Baseball team names have a tendency to be fun by nature. It's a selling point for families and kids and they like the funny names. It's the reason some of them are completely outlandish, and also why they come up with even funnier names.
Take the Amarillo Calf Fries for example. It's a local thing that is just funny, but people love it because its so Amarillo. Same thing with their real name, Sod Poodles.
Well what you may not realize is that some of these names are so outrageous, people just can't get over them. The people over at casino.org did a survey with almost 2,000 baseball fans and asked them to rank some of the most outrageous names in Minor League Baseball.
I can tell you this right now, the Amarillo Sod Poodles found their way inside the top five, but more on that in a minute.
A few in the top 10 that grabbed my attention as just hilarious, and ridiculous, would be the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Lansing Lugnuts, and Hartford Yard Goats.
I understand Jacksonville as they sit right there on the ocean, and by the name, I'm assuming they're known for having jumbo shrimp in those waters. Lansing is another one that makes perfect sense due to the history or cards in Michigan. I can't say that I know anything about yard goats in Hartford, but they must be a thing.
Heading inside the top five, there are two names that REALLY stick out to me. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies check in at number three on the list. I don't know what a rumble pony is, but I feel like I want to see one. The other one one the list checks in as the number one most outrageous name, and that goes to the Rocket City Trash Pandas. How do you even come up with that name? I swear some people gathered around a table with too much beer and started brainstorming names, and that's the one that stuck.
So where do our beloved Amarillo Sod Poodles fall on the list? Right in the middle of those teams at number two. The biggest thing for the people that voted on it was they had no idea what a Sod Poodle even was, and that's why our boys of summer landed up on the list so high. Hey, just another thing we can hang our hat on right?