More Joe Paisley Articles

  • Rockies' Justin Morneau makes most of rehab with Sky Sox

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Colorado Springs fans were treated to a fine performance by Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau in what was likely his only rehabilitation game at Security Service Field. They were not as enthused by the clutch hitting of the Round Rock Express, which rolled to an 11-4 win in the...

  • Softball has become way of life for senior Dean Neff

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Softball didn't save Dean Neff's life, but playing with his friends and teammates made it much better. Six years ago, the now-81-year-old suffered a stroke that affected his right side and ability to speak. Being coerced to play softball played a significant role in his recovery, he...

  • Colorado swimmer turning laps instead of drinking

    By joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Suzy Cotton-Tatnall's life changed when she stopped drinking and immersed herself in competitive swimming. "She went from not doing anything when she was drinking to doing elliptical every day," her daughter, Brittni Smith, said. "She was always around the pool (as a lifeguard and...

  • Pitching, hitting struggles send Sky Sox to another loss

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The recurring theme of the Sky Sox season continued in an 8-2 home loss to Round Rock on Sunday. Opposing hitters took advantage of their opportunities against the Colorado Springs pitchers and the Sky Sox were unable to keep pace in the loss to the Express (55-52). "They did a...

  • Older area athletes doing much more than just golf

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Retirement and recreation doesn't just mean golf anymore. Bob Stayton, 86, cannot imagine retirement without it. He grew up near an Independence, Mo., golf course, got his first job there caddying, and flirted with turning professional when $300 was good money for a PGA event...

  • Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore honored

    by Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A Who's Who of baseball has a new name: Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore. Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Lasorda and Casey Stengel are among the honorees in the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame that now includes Elmore after he became the second owner to be inducted. His formal ceremony was held...

  • Round Rock comes up with plenty of key hits in win over Sky Sox

    by Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Round Rock had several timely hits, including three home runs. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox could not come up with the key hit and that ended up being the difference Friday in a 12-4 home loss. Colorado Springs found its stroke against Round Rock starter Phil Irwin when the Sky Sox...

  • Photos: Sox the Fox wants to be mascot of the year but needs your help

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The annual Mascot Mania contest in minor league baseball is underway and Sox the Fox, the lovable acrobat of Security Service Field, is competing for Pacific Coast League Mascot of the Year. If Sox the Fox wins, he advances to the championship round (Aug. 4-11) against all the league...

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