The Padres new Double A affiliate in Amarillo unveiled the team's name last week, settling on "Sod Poodles" after a popular public naming contest. 

As it turns out, however, the new Minor League team isn't the only Sod Poodle in Amarillo. Trademark filings show that the baseball club has only been able to trademark "Sod Poodles," as the full "Amarillo Sod Poodles," was previously purchased Stone Ranch Media, LLC, a company owned by Amarillo natives Dusty and Nikki Green, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Stone Ranch Media filed for the trademark two days after Amarillo Professional Baseball announced Sod Poodles on the list of name finalists. 

In a Facebook post, Dusty Green said the team made three offers for his trademark in September, but he turned them down. Green said he will not only not sell the trademark, but he now plans to make his own Sod Poodles merchandise.

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