Headshot Madness

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:

Lebron James. His Jordan moment came with the Sky Sox.
Manny (Corpus) being Manny (Corpus).
OMG! I’m so flippin’ excited! I’m Christian Friedrich!
Duuuuuuuude! Charlie Blackmon (pre-epic beard).

And the Gold Standard of Sox headshots:

Edgar Gonzalez
Edgar Gonzalez! El Glaciar! El numero uno!

Now here are this year’s contenders:

Chris Perez’s “facing the wrong way” take on the headshot.
John Ely trying to out Friedrich Friedrich or out Edgar Edgar.
“Breathe In” with Nevin Ashley.
“I’m So Uncomfortable” with Pete Orr
Taylor Jungmann, “No. That’s so legal here. I’m cool” headshot.
“Don’t Forget to Smile” from Jason Rogers
“Near…far…wherever you are…my heart…” croons Bryan Petersen

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.

I Have To Be Over There…NOW!

Here’s Christian Friedrich. He’s pitching tonight for the Sky Sox. That is all.

…You’ll have to keep on your toes.
– I’ll keep on my toes.
You’ll have to jump.
– I’ll jump.

Home Opener

Look at that crowd!
Security Service Field at Mile High is going to be hoppin’ tonight!

Yea! It’s finally here! The Sky Sox home opener is tonight. 1st pitch at 637pm. Forecast temperature for said 1st pitch, wait for it, 68 degrees! Yes! 68! And even by game’s end and the fireworks it’s still going to be in the high 50’s.

I’m so excited I could just burst!
(And I ain’t even pitching tonight)

The rest of the weekend you ask? Saturday’s 137pm start, sweet! Mid-70’s! Sunday? Quiet you!

So, come out and enjoy some baseball on a perfect April night and stick around for the fireworks without the fear of ending up like Jack Torrance in The Shining.

shining jack frozen
April baseball in Colorado? Not yet my friend. Not yet.


Head Shot Magic

Congrats to Christian Friedrich! You are the leader in the clubhouse for the 2014 Head Shot of the Year!

Damn! That’s a happy man!

This one is almost on par with the all-time great Edgar Gonzalez pic:

Edgar Gonzalez
El Glacier! Es numero uno!

Why is Edgar’s better? This was the pose for all 3 head shots I took. He was asked if he wanted to change it and he said he like this one. Friedrich took 2 normal ones and tossed this one in afterwords.

Sky Sox vs Fresno Grizzlies - May 4, 2012
But that’s okay Christian. You’re a lefty and lefties mean these kind of shots.

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have their home opener on Friday, April 11th against the Round Rock Express. Game time is 635pm. Head on out to Security Service Field at Mile High and enjoy some decent weather April baseball. You know, before the field freezes and that old East Wind comes a torquing the ball again.

And here is your 2013 winning shot of Charlie Blackmon (currently tearing it up with the Rockies):

Dude! Duuuuuude!