The Amarillo Sod Poodles along with 8- other Minor league Baseball teams will be participating in “Copa de la Diversion” or Fun Cup for the 2020 season.

This is a way for the team to celebrate the Hispanic heritage and culture in the area and nationwide.

As part of this campaign, for 10 Wednesday games, the Poodles will be known as “Pointy Boots de Amarillo”.

General Manager of the Team Tony Ensor.

The custom boots rose in popularity in North-Central Mexico and into Texas in conjunction with the increased influence of tribal-guarachero music. The boots would be commonly worn by dance troupes and seen in dancing competitions at clubs and rodeos or at significant events such as weddings and Quinceañeras.

The first game of “Copa de la Diversion” will take place on Cinco de Mayo. 

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. 

To learn more about “Copa de la Diversion” click here.