They did it, by golly!
The folks charged with selecting a name for Amarillo’s new baseball team have managed to come up with five “loser” finalists.
Wow! Man, I cannot believe they went five for five, or perhaps it’s zero for five.
The finalist names are — in alphabetical order, the Amarillo: Boot Scooters, Bronc Busters, Jerky, Long Haulers and Sod Poodles.
Awesome, right? I didn’t think so.
I should have submitted a name or three for them to consider, then gotten my friends to endorse my selections.
Whatever happened to old-fashioned animal names that speak to the Texas Panhandle’s history and heritage? Bison, Coyotes, Roadrunners. They all fit, right? Of course they do.
Then we have Roughnecks, Hot Shots, Ranchers.
This one wouldn’t pass the “political correctness test,” but I also like the name Comanches.
We’re going to get one of five names, apparently, submitted for consideration for the new AA minor-league baseball team that starts playing ball in the spring of 2019.
For the record: I don’t like any of them.
Surely we can do better than what we’ve seen so far.