The Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? Hell, I don’t know. Did that damn singing frog mention gold and leprechauns? That would be a decent reason for a song about rainbows. Let’s just say he was singing about last night’s 7-1 Sky Sox victory over the Reno Aces, or more accurately, about the 1:31 rain delay in the top of the 4th inning that was just chock full of rainbows, and lightning, and talk of pots-o-gold & leprechauns, and stuff.

Hey! Look! It’s the end of the rainbow!
And it’s landing right in the middle of Security Service Field at Mile High!
The end of the rainbow means a pots-o-gold & leprechauns!
I think I see a leprechaun, but that doesn’t look like a pot-o-gold.
That looks like a big metal tube.
Stupid metal tubes. They can’t hold a candle to an inanimate carbon rod.
And that’s no leprechaun! It’s Sox outfielder Michael Reed!
He only looks like a leprechaun because he has a red beard.

Michael Reed says, “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! And stay away from me Lucky Charms!”


Hit Batsman of the Homestand

Congratulations to Matt Clark! By getting plunked by the Iowa Cubs’ Felipe Paulino in the bottom of the 4th inning of Monday’s 12-10 loss, you are the winner of the Hit Batsman of the Homestand!

Cubs top Sox, again.
Matt Clark attempts to shake off getting hit in the foot while Cubs’ catcher Luke Carlin tries to lighten the mood with his world famous “Look at Me! I’m walkin’ like a Sasquatch!” impression.



Pete Orr, Sky Sox infielder and oh, SUPERVILLIAN! Yeah. That’s about right. Damn him and his hustle and stuff to help Canada beat the US 7-6 for the gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

 Scoring from first on a wild pick-off attempt? Yup. Pete Orr has grit (and talent).

Congratulations to Canada. That was a hell of a game (and great job Pete! See you back with the Sox real soon).


The #1 Prospect In All The Land

BEHOLD! It’s Corey Seager of the Oklahoma City Dodgers! The #1 prospect in all of minor league baseball! And he’s, um, hmm, doing “something” with his right hand while wearing a mitten on his left hand.

Sox head to all-star break with a walk off 6-5 win
Maybe he needs mittens on both hands to save his eyesight.
Cone of shame for dogs. Mitten of shame for ballplayers.

Sweet Jebus! Won’t someone please think of the children.

Happy Father’s Day From Darth Vader

Whatcha doing Darth?

Oh nothing. You know, just scaring babies and stuff.

Vader: No, I am your father.
Luke: No. No. That’s not true. That’s impossible!
Vader: Search your feelings; you know it to be true.


Nice Passed Ball There Jon Eddy

Last night Colorado Springs Sky Sox Director of Marketing and Promotions, Jon Eddy, went out to catch the ceremonial 1st pitch:

Sox maul Grizzlies 7-3
All set meat. Bring the heat. I can take it.

Most 1st pitches are on target, some are not, this one was in the dirt:

Sox maul Grizzlies 7-3

It’s in the dirt and with a whiff and a miss of the glove the ball made its way to the backstop:

Sox maul Grizzlies 7-3
Don’t look at your glove there Yogi. That’s not to blame here.

When the ball gets by you guess what?

Sox maul Grizzlies 7-3
Well, crap! Nothing left to do now but…

Yup. You get to chase it to the backstop!

Sox maul Grizzlies 7-3
…run and pick it up.
Say hi to the fans while your back there.

Thanks for the entertainment Jon! (Not that we’d do any better  ; )

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Cosmic Tumblers Have Clicked Into Place

“There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place and the universe opens itself up a few seconds to show you what’s possible.” Terrance Mann, Field of Dreams

The cosmic tumblers click for me tonight – Bad posture? Check. Mouth-breathing? Check. Fondling a ball? Check. What we have here is perhaps the world’s most perfect picture. I rock!

Hot damn! It’s Derek Zoolander!

And, and! I also got the headshot I’ve been chasing for over a month!

It’s in through the mouth, out through the nose.
The mouth should only be one part of the equation.

If you build it, they will DERP.

Game of Thornburgs

Winter is coming? Yeah, right. Winter never left.

The Sky Sox are back in town starting tonight as they take on the Sacramento River Cats. Tyler Thornburg on the hill for the Sox. Game time is 705pm.

Sky Sox vs Salt Lake Bees - July 3, 2010.  4th of July fireworks game.

After the game there will be a ’80’s Hair Metal Band Firework Extravaganza! Where members of Poison and Warrant will take the field and have a duel to the death armed only with Roman candles and bottle rockets. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Tan Frío. No Me Gusta El Frío.

Stupid April. As you can see below it’s been too cold for baseball.

Sox manager, Rick Sweet, out for a stroll at Security Service Field at Mile High.

Good news is it’s suppose to get warmer sometime before next winter.

Get A Haircut Hippies

Eric Cartman: Hello, ma’am. I’m working to clean up the city from parasites. Do you mind if I take a quick look around your baseball stadium? I’m afraid you may have hippies.

Elderly Woman: Hippies?

Eric Cartman: Yeah, they’ve been poppin’ up all over town lately. The boys next door had hundreds of hippies in their soccer stadium; they usually live in colonies. Hm, I don’t like the sound of that. Could I take a look at your ball field?

Sox lose, Sox style, 12-8 to the Sounds
Eric Cartman: [to these hippies] Here, here’s some joints and a guitar.
Sox lose, Sox style, 12-8 to the Sounds
Eric Cartman: See that. hippies. These are what we call the ,uh, giggling stoners. Pretty common form of hippies, usually found in stadiums and arenas.
Sox hold on to defeat Nashville 7-5
Eric Cartman: In my professional opinion, we’re looking at a full-blown hippie jamfest the size of which we’ve never seen.
Sox lose, Sox style, 12-8 to the Sounds
Eric Cartman: Damn hippies!

Their hippies beat our hippies 12-8. Sox fall to 1-1 on the young season.