My Goal Has Made All You Much Sad

I got tired of looking at that dead frog in the last post (I am bad updating content. Sorry), so here’s a picture of Air Force’s Jordan Himley celebrating the game winning goal against Army West Point on Friday, January 27th.

The glum folks behind Jordan are Army fans in the away fans section at the Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force defeated Army 3-1 on Friday & 3-2 on Saturday to sweep the series.

Dead Frog

Dead frog! Just a picture of a dead frog I found by Prospect Lake while shooting the balloon fest –

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And here’s a flaccid balloon from said fest –

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Enjoy.

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Look Kids! It’s Santa Claus!

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Oh! That jolly old elf was hanging out at the Sky Sox spreading some Christmas cheer in September!

Sox close out 2016 home slate with 4-0 win over New Orleans

Wait a minute! What the hell is Santa wearing?! Are those AND1 brand sweatpants?

Sox close out 2016 home slate with 4-0 win over New Orleans

Yup. Dumpy-assed AND1 sweatpants. Dammit Santa! You ain’t even trying anymore!

Sox close out 2016 home slate with 4-0 win over New Orleans

And that’s not even a Santa coat. That’s just a sweat shirt. My world is crumbling down around me.

Sox close out 2016 home slate with 4-0 win over New Orleans

Buddy the Elf was right, you truly do sit on a throne of lies Santa.

Dugout Parking Is For Kidnapper Vans Only

After failing to kidnap anyone the last time, creepy dugout ball guy was back on Saturday. This time he fancied-up the ball with a little hat:

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Betcha the next time he tries he’ll just tape a puppy to the damn ball. Remember kids, nothing is free in this cruel world (except candy from strangers. That’s usually free and comes with the bonus of a ride in a bitchin’ Scooby-Doo van!)

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Oh Hail No!

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Our intrepid bunch of ballplayers battled back against an epic storm Thursday night and defeated Mother Nature (and the Iowa Cubs) 11-7. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, “the Sky Sox shall fight in Colorado, they shall fight on the ball fields and off, they shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength, they shall defend Security Service Field at Mile High, whatever the cost may be. They shall fight in the parking lot, they shall fight in the stands, they shall fight on the warning track, they shall fight in the dugout; they shall never surrender (because they’re too stupid to quit #TSTQ).” Here is Yadiel Rivera, Manny Pina, Brent Suter & Keon Broxton’s tale in pictures (with special guest appearances by Jorge Lopez and Tim Dillard):

But wait! Yadiel Rivera was not finished! Time to bat some hail straight to hell before being called up to the Brewers:

Our Sky Sox did what the Air Force’s E-4B Nightwatch couldn’t…

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…chase this damn storm away and allow everyone to go home at a reasonable hour.

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Want Some Candy?

Want some candy? How about a baseball?

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Thanks creepy dugout ball guy. Now I’m off-put. Betcha you got a real nice kidnapper van in the parking lot.

Run! Pitchers! Run!

Relief pitchers don’t do much except sit around in the bullpen, sneak back into the clubhouse & pitch  Here are a few examples of relievers doing other stuff:

Ariel Pena coaching first base:

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Look at all the awesome stuff I found!

Occasionally they get to hit. Here’s Jaye Chapman laying down a bunt:

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Chapman reached, moved to 2nd, and then it was time to RUN! PITCHER! RUN!

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SCREAM! SCREAM AT THAT BALL!

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Why is he running so fast?

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Because he just killed that shortstop. He’s running from the law now.

Run like the wind Jaye! Run to freedom!

 

And sometimes they get lucky and are called on to pitch run:

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Orlando Arcia gives Ariel Pena a bit of base-running advice,

“don’t get picked off. Don’t run into any outs. Don’t screw up too bad.”

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Got it boss. The Pena-Jet is ready to roll!

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Time to stretch that lead. S-t-r-e-t-c-h it real good!

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THERE! HE! GOES!

(He didn’t go anywhere. Someone made the 3rd out elsewhere).

Well done gents. Keep running.

 

What The Hell Was That?

In Monday’s 5-4 win over Salt lake, Josmil Pinto scored in the 4th inning to tie the game at 4. His high-five with Orlando Arcia was, um, interesting.

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High five for you!

 

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HIGH FIVE! wait. What the?

 

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Hey. That’s no moon high five. That’s a space station your middle finger.

 

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Dude. Really?

ORLANDO ARCIA SMASH!

Here’s a little story about Sky Sox shortstop, and Milwaukee Brewers top prospect, Orlando Arcia (yes, he is the real deal) and his bat:

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Bat hits ball. Ball goes up…too high…

 

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…BAD BAT! YOU GO BOOM!

 

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BOOM!

 

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Bat tries to say it’s sorry and jump back into Orlando’s hands.
Orlando is still too mad at bat.

 

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Orlando leaves bat behind. Bat is sad. Bat is lonely.
Bat was a bad bat. Bat feels shame.

 

These Are Okay

When I’m good I’m okay, when I’m bad I’m also okay. I may be the okayest guy you’ll ever know. Here are several okay shots from this season:

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I count 6 peoples. That’s filling the frame!

 

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A PengoSports salute to feet.

 

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Um. Somebody is out, or safe.

I Hate This Thing

I really hate this thing. It bothers me. Just look at them smug, evil eyes, those Uncle Leo eyebrows, and that smirk! Oh, damn that smirk! Die! You bastard! Die!

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(This is probably not be the reaction you want your Spokes-Jack to evoke in people).

LeBron & MJ Together Forever

Here are two of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game, LeBron James & Michael Jordan, walking hand in hand in right here in Colorado Springs (Galley Blvd near Academy Blvd)!

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Looks like they were heading to the Native Roots gas/weed station on the corner there, but who knows, they could have just been out for a walk, enjoying the weather on Friday the 13th.

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Keep walking you two. We all know the NBA officals would never make that call on either of you.