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Colorado Springs baseball team to reveal quirky new name on Monday

Rocky Mountain Oysters, Lamb Chops among names
Posted at 4:32 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 09:08:55-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On Monday, the newest Minor League Baseball team in Colorado Springs will have a name. At 11:30 a.m., the Sky Sox will announce the name of the team replacing the franchise, which is relocating to San Antonio, Texas.

Over the summer, the Sky Sox revealed the five name finalists, which are quirky and uniquely Colorado.

Colorado Springs Happy Campers

According to the voting website, "The Happy Campers celebrates Colorado Springs' positive attitude and our love of nature, camping and all things outdoors."

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 website read. "We've got the chops!"

Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas

The voting website explained the name this way. "A small but fierce critter that calls Pikes Peak home, known for its iconic forceful bark." If you aren't familiar, a pika is a small mouse-like rodent. It is believed to be the inspiration for the Pokemon character, Pikachu.

Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys

"Aim high!," the site said. "The Throttle Jockeys is a tribute to our brave pilots who train and call Colorado Springs home."

Rocky Mountain Oysters

This is certainly the most attention-grabbing name. As the website put it, "It's a classic Minor League Baseball name in the making, this original cowboy fare has already been made famous at Colorado fairs, festivals and baseball games."