HOW ‘BOUT A NEW NAME?
As part of Minor League Baseball’s initiative celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture, the Amarillo Sod Poodles will transform into the “Pointy Boots de Amarillo” for 10 games during the 2020 season. The team joins over 80 other teams across Minor League Baseball in the “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup.”
What’s with the name?
Pointy Boots may look like a standard cowboy boot with one tiny…well not tiny difference, the long pointy front, aka Roach Kickers. The custom boots rose in popularity in North-Central Mexico and into Texas and are commonly worn by dance troupes and seen in dancing competitions at clubs and rodeos or at significant events such as weddings and Quinceañeras.
The Pointy Boots will debut their new identity the night of their 2020 Cinco de Mayo
A special ticket package for Pointy Boots games will be released in March 2020
Other teams currently participating in the Minor League Baseball initiative in the Texas League and in close proximity to Amarillo include the
Flying Chanclas de San Antonio,
Matamoscas de Midessa (Midland-Odessa),
Diamantes de Arkansas,
Raspas de Corpus Christi,
Petroleros de Tulsa, Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico,
Margaritas de El Paso, and
Cielo Azul de Oklahoma City.