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What is a sod poodle? Doppler Dave sets out to find anyone who knows the answer

Doppler Dave sets out to find out if ANYONE knows what a sod poodle is (Source: KFDA) Doppler Dave sets out to find out if ANYONE knows what a sod poodle is (Source: KFDA)
Doppler Dave sets out to find out if ANYONE knows what a sod poodle is (Source: KFDA) Doppler Dave sets out to find out if ANYONE knows what a sod poodle is (Source: KFDA)
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

After the announcement of the top five name choices for the new Amarillo baseball team, one of the names stood out.

The Amarillo Sod Poodles, one of the choices available for the team name, caught the eye of many, including myself. So, I set out to see if I could find anyone in Amarillo who actually knows what a sod poodle is:

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According to Amarillo Professional Baseball, "Sod Poodles" is a pioneer's nickname for the "Prairie Dogs." They say this fun-loving local animal is very aggressive in protecting its family and home.

Other names suggested are: Amarillo Boot Scooters, Amarillo Bronc Busters, Amarillo Jerky and Amarillo Long Haulers. 

Residents can vote on their favorite name of the five here

The Amarillo community, however, does not feel like these choices best represent the city. After NewsChannel 10 posted the announcement on Facebook, comments poured in and some even started a petition for five new names

No matter the name, a new stadium and a new baseball team are coming to town. Now that's some good news. 

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