Today was supposed to be opening day for the 2020 Pioneer League season. Our Rocky Mountain Vibes were traveling to Ogden, Utah to take on the Raptors. Well, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season looks to be one of what might have been, for the Vibes, the Rookie Advanced Pioneer League, and all of Minor League baseball (hell, maybe even MLB).
Billy Christopoulos, starting goalie for the Air Force Falcons Billy Christopoulos, 2019 first-team all-Atlantic Hockey goalie Billy Christopoulos, Billy the Greek, plays his last home series this weekend at the Cadet Ice Arena against the Niagara Purple Eagles in the AHC quarterfinals.
We want to congratulate Billy for his great career at Air Force and thank him for planting the earworm that is the Flight of the Conchords’ Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros every time his name is announced. He may be Billy the Greek to Falcon fans, but he’ll always be the HiphopChristoulos to PengoSports. Thanks, Billy.
They call him the Hip-Hop-Christopoulos Flows that glow like phosphorous Poppin’ off the top of this esophagus Rockin’ this metropolis He’s not a large water-dwelling mammal Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis? Did Steve tell you that, perchance? Mmmph, Steve
He’s the motherflippin‘ He’s the motherflippin‘ He’s the motherflippin‘ Who’s the motherflippin‘ He’s the motherflippin‘ He’s the motherflippin‘ He’s the motherflippin‘ Motherflippin’ Hip-Hop-Christopoulos
Today is Opening Day of the 2015 Pacific Coast League season for the new look Colorado Springs Sky Sox! The Rockies prospects are gone, replaced by some future Brewers we hope can help make us forget 2014’s 54-90 clinic in indifference and terrible baseball. Go Sky Sox! Go Brewers! Yeah baseball!
So, a new season means we got to take new headshots yesterday. Below, for comparison, are a few classic shots along with my favorites from this season. Check ’em out and let us know what you think:
And the Gold Standard of Sox headshots:
Now here are this year’s contenders:
Those are your 2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Let’s make a contest out of this, Tweet your favorite to @PengoSports with the hashtag #HeadshotMadness. We’ll announce a winner by the end of the opening homestand and there will be much rejoicing and we’ll name an award after the winner. Yeah.
On Sunday Colorado Springs Sky Sox manager Glenallen Hill tried to set up some sort of “gum trap” in one of the openings to the dugout:
Perhaps a good idea in theory, but when you stretch anything to its limit something’s got to give:
In the end no one was caught in the “gum trap” and “G” survived the break without gum on his face or in his hair. And if you’re curious, he threw the gum away afterwards instead of putting back in his mouth and re-chewing it. Just the way a gentleman should.