Sky Sox Announce 5 Finalists For A New Team Name

posted by Brian Taylor - 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Colorado Springs Sky Sox organization  has chosen five finalists for the name of the rookie league team coming  to the city next year. 

The Sky Sox team is moving to San Antonio  in 2019. They'll be replaced at Security Service Field by the Milwaukee  Brewers rookie-level affiliate, currently known as the Helena Brewers of  the Pioneer League.

The organization ran a contest earlier this year asking the public to help come up with a name for the new team. 

Sky  Sox spokesman Shane Phillips said the contest received more than 2,000  entries. Team officials narrowed the list down to five finalists: 

Colorado Springs Happy Campers

"The  Happy Campers celebrates Colorado Springs’ positive attitude and our  love of nature, camping and all things outdoors," according to the  team. 

Colorado Springs Lamb Chops

"The largest and highest quality lamb in the world, the Lamb Chops is a nod to the World Famous Colorado Lamb," the team said.

Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas

The  team said this name is inspired by "a small but fierce critter that  calls Pikes Peak home, known for its iconic forceful bark."

Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys

"The Throttle Jockeys is a tribute to our brave pilots who train and call Colorado Springs home," according to the team.

Rocky Mountain Oysters

"It’s  a classic Minor League Baseball name in the making," the team said.  "This original cowboy fare has already been made famous at Colorado  fairs, festivals and baseball games."

Fans are invited to vote for their favorite name by visiting the Sky Sox website and clicking on the "Fan Voting" graphic. Voting is open until August 1. 

(Story is from FOX21 NEWS)

https://www.fox21news.com/sports/sky-sox-announce-five-finalists-for-new-team-name/1309874639

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