Sky Sox narrows down to five finalists for new baseball team name

Posted at 2:38 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 09:51:09-04

After receiving over 2,000 entries, the Sky Sox have narrowed it down to five finalists for the baseball team’s new name.

“We were overwhelmed with the unique and incredible stories that were told by fans,” said Chris Phillips, General Manager of the Sky Sox. “This process has displayed the true passion that this community has for Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, and the state of Colorado. We’ve worked diligently to take all of your responses very seriously while still remaining fun and true to the spirit of Minor League Baseball. We believe these top five names encompass the personality of this community and region.” 

Fans can vote for their favorite name on the Sky Sox website, just click "Fan Voting" on the homepage. There are two weeks to vote, so cast your vote before August 1!

Sky Sox said the final voting of the winning team name will be based on originality, creativity, uniqueness, regional relevance, and appropriateness for all audiences. The fan who submitted the winning team name will receive a VIP Baseball Package including four season tickets for the 2019 season, a personalized team jersey and an opportunity to throw a ceremonial pitch during the 2019 season.

Now for the good stuff, here are the five finalists:

  • Colorado Springs Happy Campers

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. We’ve got the chops!

  • Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas

A small but fierce critter that calls Pikes Peak home, known for its iconic forceful bark.

  • Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys

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

  • Rocky Mountain Oysters

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. 

Click here to vast your vote! The winning name will not be revealed until this fall.