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!
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:
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.