The Ghost Of The 2020 Season Opener

UCHealth Park, in 2019, on a dark and stormy night

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).

Betcha Ogden has a bitchin’ giant ball of twine for tourists to gawk at

At least we have 2021 to look forward to..shit.

Sometimes That Grow Gator He Go Away… But Sometimes He Wouldn’t Go Away.

Sometimes that shark grow gator looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark grow gator is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes.

When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’… ’til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’.

The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin’ and your hollerin’ those sharks grow gators come in and… they rip you to pieces.

So, anyhow, that was pretty much what it was like during last night’s rain delay at Security Service Field at Mile High.

The New Scoreboard’s Here! The New Scoreboard’s Here!

Starting with tomorrow’s Sky Sox game against Round Rock at Security Service Field at Mile, it’s out with the old scoreboard (the football stuff was always so confusing):

 

And in with a fancy, new one:

 

Damn! That looks fast!

 

Between innings you are invited to join the dance party as the scoreboard transforms into an all-robot band and cranks out the hottest soft rock hits of the 80’s!

 

It’s also rumored that VIP Ape, sponsored by Banana City, may make an appearance to flip the switch to light up the new scoreboard!

Free ticket vouchers are available at ARC Thrift Stores! Bring the kids! It’s going to one hell of a Monday at the ball yard!

It’s Not Bigfoot

Can you guess who this warmly dressed, yet still very cold Sky Sox player is?

Out of the correct guesses, one guesser will be randomly selected to win a PengoSports’ Tim Dillard nut-shot baseball card.

 

SNAKE!

That vile Grow Snake nearly claimed a couple more victims during last night game. Sky Sox outfielder Brett Phillips & Fresno catcher Max Stassi were lucky to escape death when the rain delay Grow Snake surprised both minutes before a massive storm blew over Security Service Field at Mile High.

Just a reminder, when it rains at Security Service Field at Mile High keep an eye out for snakes.

 

That’s Never A Good Sign

Fresno starter, Mike Hauschild, watches the entire Grizzlies’ pitching staff walk to the bullpen during the 1st inning of last night’s game against the Sky Sox.

The reason the staff was going to the bullpen was that Hauschild did this in the inning:

Col. Springs Bottom of the 1st
  • Lewis Brinson singles on a ground ball to second baseman Tony Kemp.
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis walks. Lewis Brinson to 2nd.
  • With Ryan Cordell batting, wild pitch by Mike Hauschild, Lewis Brinson to 3rd.
  • Ryan Cordell walks. Kirk Nieuwenhuis to 2nd.
  • Garrett Cooper singles on a line drive to left fielder Jon Kemmer. Lewis Brinson scores. Kirk Nieuwenhuis out at home, left fielder Jon Kemmer to third baseman Tyler White. Ryan Cordell to 2nd.
  • With Brett Phillips batting, wild pitch by Mike Hauschild, Ryan Cordell to 3rd.
  • Brett Phillips walks. Garrett Cooper to 2nd.
  • Ivan De Jesus Jr. singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew Aplin. Ryan Cordell scores. Garrett Cooper scores. Brett Phillips to 3rd.
  • Yadiel Rivera singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Mayfield. Brett Phillips scores. Ivan De Jesus Jr. to 2nd.
  • Nate Orf flies out to right fielder Derek Fisher. Ivan De Jesus Jr. to 3rd.
  • Tyler Heineman flies out to center fielder Andrew Aplin.

Hauschild went 3 innings, gave up 9 runs on 8 hits and 6 walks. It’s safe to say he’s probably not a fan of Security Service Field at Mile High.

Sox won the rain delayed affair 19-7.

Watching Baseball And Stuff

Tonight’s Sky Sox starter, Paolo Espino, watches stuff go down at Security Service Field at Mile High.

You too, can watch stuff go down at Security Service Field at Mile High by heading out to any of the 8 games over the next 9 days (no baseball on Wednesday).

And now, a picture of a sausage man, spokes-jack.

The Lizard People Are Among Us

All hail our Reptilian overlords!

 

One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them. The reptiles will soon be here. And I, for one, welcome the Annunaki to our humble stadium. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted sports photographer, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground lizard caves.

This Is His Land. And You Know It’s Rich With Gold. GOLD!

Colorado Springs ace, Yukon Cornelius Brandon Woodruff, goes tonight for the Sky Sox against Oklahoma City in OKC. 

Woodruff is 4-0 with a 1.61 ERA on the season, with 3 of those wins coming at Security Service Field at Mile High (a place not fit for man or beast. The ballyard is nothing but the Island of Misfit Toys with Bumbles running wild in the outfield).

Good luck to Brandon, Rudolph & Hermey against the OKC Dodgers tonight!