Padres affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas become the 'Margaritas' for Copa Cup

Posted at 1:56 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 18:37:21-04

(KGTV) — One part of the excitement and atmosphere of Minor League Baseball teams are the team names.

The Normal Cornbelters. The Rocket City Trash Pandas. Montgomery Biscuits. The list goes on, especially when it comes to special campaigns.

As part of Minor League Baseball's Copa De La Diverión, "Fun Cup," the El Paso Chihuahuas unveiled a new identity. Welcome, the El Paso Margaritas.

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The team joins 71 other MiLB teams in introducing new names and logos as part of the season-long celebration.

So, why margaritas? Aside from deliciousness, what better place than El Paso where the drink's origins trace back to 1942, the team says.

"The beverage represents more than a drink: it represents El Paso's welcoming culture, its soul, and the good times associated with the city and the team," the team said in a release.

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Teams will wear special jerseys as part of the cup. For the Margaritas, that means lime green jerseys and a matching cap, featuring a lime relaxing in a crisp margaritas with a bat umbrella in hand. And yes, you the fans can buy t-shirts and hats featuring the tough margarita.

Couple this with the team's new food offerings this season (did we see alligator meat?), and you've got yourself a delicious day at the ballpark.

The Copa De La Diverión began in 2017 as a way to celebrate, honor, and embrace Hispanic communities across the U.S.

Participating MiLB teams change their names and logos to join in the fun. The Lake Elsinore Storm, the Padres' Class A Advanced Affiliate team, has changed to Cadejos de Lake Elsinore for the campaign.

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— El Paso Margaritas (@epchihuahuas) March 19, 2019