FC 3-6

Yadiel Rivera gets the force on Omaha’s Billy Burns and attempts to turn the double play. Sky Sox pitch Paolo Espino gets in the way and messes the whole thing up.

The Sox came back, twice, with 3 in the 9th & 10th, to win 8-7 over the Storm Chasers.

Hey, It’s The Bird! And He’s Doing Stuff.

Air Force mascot, The Bird, guilted me into taking his picture on Friday.

Here he is doing this leaning against the board thing…


Here he is pretending to watch the game, or cry, or something…


And here he is doing something else, airing out his pit I guess.

I did what you asked Bird. Now would you please release my children, unharmed, liked you promised. Thank you.

The Pig-Man! I Saw A Pig-Man!

“I’m tellin ya the pigman is alive. The government’s been experimenting with pigmen since the fifties.”


“Pigman, baby. Pigman.”


“Let me understand this. So if you find the pigman, your intention is to …emancipate him?”


He may be a pigman, but pigman is respectful of our nation’s anthem.


“Pig man! It’s a pig man! Pig man! He looked up at me and made this horrible sound, eeeeaaaahhh, eeeeaaaahhh.”


The pigman is off to take a dump. Godspeed pigman!

“Believe me…somewhere in this arena the anguished oink of pigman cries for help.”

Oh, Air Force came back in this game, down 3-0, scoring 3 times in the last 4 minutes to earn a tie against AIC.


Shout out for the quoted material goes to Seinfeld season 5,  episode 5, “The Bris”

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 –


And here’s a flaccid balloon from said fest –

Labor Day Lift Off media day


Sweatpants Santa

Look Kids! It’s Santa Claus!

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

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:

Sox stop Express 5-4

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!)


Oh Hail No!


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…



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


Want Some Candy?

Want some candy? How about a baseball?



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:

Sox sweep Omaha

Look at all the awesome stuff I found!

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


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




Why is he running so fast?


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:

Sox split a pair with Iowa

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.”

Sox split a pair with Iowa

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

Sox split a pair with Iowa

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

Sox split a pair with Iowa


(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.

Sox eat the Bees 5-4

High five for you!


Sox eat the Bees 5-4

HIGH FIVE! wait. What the?


Sox eat the Bees 5-4

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


Sox eat the Bees 5-4

Dude. Really?