Sky Sox announce five finalists for new team name

Security Service Field before the Sky Sox home opener on Friday, April 15, 2016. _ Tyler Barton - FOX21 News_161096

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox organization has chosen five finalists for the name of the rookie league team coming to the city next year. 

The Sky Sox team is moving to San Antonio in 2019. They’ll be replaced at Security Service Field by the Milwaukee Brewers rookie-level affiliate, currently known as the Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League.

The organization ran a contest earlier this year asking the public to help come up with a name for the new team. 

Sky Sox spokesman Shane Phillips said the contest received more than 2,000 entries. Team officials narrowed the list down to five finalists: 

Colorado Springs Happy Campers

“The Happy Campers celebrates Colorado Springs’ positive attitude and our love of nature, camping and all things outdoors,” according to the team. 

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 team said.

Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas

The team said this name is inspired by “a small but fierce critter that calls Pikes Peak home, known for its iconic forceful bark.”

Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys

“The Throttle Jockeys is a tribute to our brave pilots who train and call Colorado Springs home,” according to the team.

Rocky Mountain Oysters

“It’s a classic Minor League Baseball name in the making,” the team said. “This original cowboy fare has already been made famous at Colorado fairs, festivals and baseball games.”

Fans are invited to vote for their favorite name by visiting the Sky Sox website and clicking on the “Fan Voting” graphic. Voting is open until August 1. 

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