Tag Archives: Texas League

Anthem Inspired by Growing Appreciation for ‘Sod Poodles’

When the finalists for Amarillo’s new Double-A baseball team were announced, they raised eyebrows.  But thanks to a catchy song, sod poodles are winning over Amarilloans.  Read more here.

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Amarillo, Padres Agree to PDC

PRESS RELEASE – Amarillo Professional Baseball and the San Diego Padres announced today that they have agreed to a player-development contract (PDC) that will run through the 2020 season. Continue reading

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Resident Takes Legal Action to Stop Amarillo Ballpark Project, Construction Well Under Way

In a futile effort, one resident is taking the City of Amarillo (TX) and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to court to seek an injunction on the downtown ballpark project for the coming Amarillo Bronc Busters, Jerky, Long Haulers, Sod Poodles, or Boot Scooters (Double-A, Texas League).  Read more here.  In real news, check out the latest ballpark construction video here.


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Local Tries to Save Shreveport’s Fair Grounds Field

A Shreveport native is hoping to save Fair Grounds Field.  Edward Best shared his idea about three weeks ago on Change.org.  Since then, more than 2,500 people signed his petition, and he’s gotten the attention of city leaders.  Read more and watch news report here.  The latest pro team to play at the ballpark were the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (Independent Professional, American Association), which relocated to Laredo (TX) after the 2011 season.

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Missions Prepare to Bid Adieu to Texas League

One of the longest running affiliations in American professional sports will come to an end in September when the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) conclude their season.  Read more here.

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Elmore Weighing Options in San Antonio, Chooses GM to Ramp Up Amarillo Operations

Nearly a year later after announcing the move of the Colorado Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) to San Antonio (TX), the Elmore Sports Group’s pursuit of a new stadium remains in the exploratory stage.  Read more here.  (Subscription required.)  Meanwhile, it’s been announced that Sky Sox GM Tony Ensor has been tapped to run Elmore’s new Double-A, Texas League club in Amarillo (TX) (the relocating San Antonio Missions).  Sky Sox Assistant GM Chris Phillips has been promoted to GM.  Read more here.

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Five Finalists Announced for Amarillo Name-the-Team Contest

PRESS RELEASE – Amarillo Professional Baseball’s “Name the Team” sweepstakes has been narrowed to five finalists after receiving over 3,000 entries, with fan voting now open online. Continue reading

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