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New Sox mascot raises hackles in Amarillo

Well, that didn’t last long: the Amarillo Sox (independent; American Association) yanked their new, energetic mascot after complaints from fans regarding his, um, excited nature. The mascot was unveiled during last Friday’s game, but it didn’t end up quite the way GM Mark Lee anticipated. A new mascot is expected to be unveiled this weekend. […]

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New for 2011: Amarillo Sox

We have a name for the new Amarillo team in the independent American Association: the Amarillo Sox, as management goes with a name that evokes the Amarillo Gold Sox while not infringing on a trademark held by the city of Marysville. As you’ll recall, ownership had originally announced Gold Sox before the owners of the […]

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No Gold Sox for you!

There will be no Amarillo Gold Sox playing in the independent American Association in 2011, as the city of Marysville trademarked the Gold Sox name during the days of the old indy Western League days — and they’re not allowing its use in Texas. Southern Independent Baseball and GM Mark Lee had made the announcement […]

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Amarillo Gold Sox to return?

An unconfirmed report out of Amarillo has the new independent American Association team being called the Amarillo Gold Sox, with Mark Lee signing on as general manager. The report comes on a blog run by the Globe News. There may be a few issues: is currently used by a youth baseball team in Amarillo. […]

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New name on tap for Amarillo ballpark

With the Amarillo Dillas (independent; United League Baseball) gone, naming rights to the former Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa — Potter County Memorial Stadium for now — will be sold by Southern Independent Baseball, the ballpark’s new tenant. The deal struck by the Dillas, according to former GM Mark Lee, covered more than just the […]

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