Amarillo is getting a baseball team.  We've known this for awhile.  The team will be ready to roll for the 2019 season.

The new MPEV is well into its construction and it will be the new home for our new baseball team.

Notice I keep saying baseball team.  That's because the baseball team that will be playing in Amarillo doesn't have a name yet.

We've had several baseball teams in Amarillo.  The Amarillo Sox, Amarillo Dillas, Amarillo Thunderheads, etc, and now the yet to be named team.

Here's where you come in,  Amarillo Professional Baseball want your help in naming the new team.

All you have to do is go here:

Just submit your idea for the team name.  You have two weeks to log on and tell them your idea.  Just make sure you tell them why your suggestion is a perfect fit for Amarillo.  Now you only have until May 4th to enter.

After May 4th,  the top 5-7 team names will be open to fan voting.  The winning team name will be announced this fall.

The winner of the "Name the Team" Contest, will receive the Ultimate VIP Baseball Package - 4 season tickets for the 2019 season, a personalized team jersey, and will get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch during the 2019 season.

“This is an exciting time for our Amarillo community and the team,” said President and General Manager, Tony Ensor. “I cannot think of a better way to welcome in a new era of Amarillo Professional Baseball than by having our residents and future fans help name the team. We are asking the community to join us in this rare opportunity to create an identity that will represent the heart and soul of Amarillo, the Panhandle and Minor League Baseball.”

Now, I know people will get super silly and we'll get suggestions like, Bally McBallerface, or something similar.

Charlie even took a shot at naming the new Amarillo Baseball team, here's his suggestion.

Charlie Hardin