Even though everyone asks what a Rockhound is when they move here, which is actually the oilfield slang name for a geologist, Midland's minor league baseball team did not make the Top 5.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, here are their Top 5:

1. Austin Weirdos

This is the newest team in Texas and began games this season. They are a part of the independent Pecos League and rainbow tie-dye is going to be the official colors of their uniforms.

2. Weimar Hormigas

Hormigas is the Spanish name for "ants" and the mascot is a fire ant. Weimar is located on Interstate 10 about halfway between San Antonio and Houston. The team is also a part of the independent Pecos League with the Austin Weirdos and they begin their inaugural season in about a month as well.

3. Amarillo Sod Poodles

The "Soddies" as the locals in Amarillo proudly call them, is a slang term for a prairie dog. This would have clearly been the #1 choice by me if not for the two previous names of the newly formed Pecos League teams. The "Soddies" are a part of the same league as Midland and they are a Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

4. Texas AirHogs

"AirHogs" is a term used to describe military pilots and the team was located in Grand Prairie. They were a part of the independent American Association and lasted from 2007-2020. Unfortunately, the team could not survive the COVID-19 Pandemic and dissolved in October of 2020. They won their league championship in 2011 and hosted their league's All-Star Game in 2009.

5. Lubbock Crickets

The team name comes from Buddy Holly's group The Crickets. The team unfortunately only lasted 5 seasons from 1995-1999 in the Texas-Louisiana League. They won the league championship in 1995 in their first year of existence which was a promising start but their record was below .500 in 1997 and folded after the 1999 season.

There are the weirdest minor league baseball team names just in case you thought "Rockhounds" was the weirdest name you had ever heard.




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