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Sod Poodles Talk Makes National Television

The name of Amarillo’s minor league baseball team was the source of amusement on one national television show this week.

Recently, on the “Wheel of Fortune,” host Pat Sajack talked about the Sod Poodles and the name’s connection to prairie dogs. Clips of Sajack’s mention of the team name took off on social media, with Amarillo residents also noting the supposed connection between the team name and prairie dogs.

“Speaking of that, there’s a minor league baseball team in Amarillo named the Amarillo Sod Poodles,” Sajack said. “That’s a slang term for a prairie dog.”

The Sod Poodles episode aired on April 9th.

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