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Commentary: If Sky Sox leave there exists a logical candidate to take their place

Sun, Jan 31, 2016 - 3:43 PM 0

There could still be affiliated minor league baseball in Colorado Springs, even if the Sky Sox do skip town. Figuring out which team could serve as a...

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Memphis outlasts Sky Sox, 13-10 to advance in PCL playoffs
Memphis outlasts Sky Sox, 13-10 to advance in PCL playoffs

By: Kevin Carmody - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Patrick Wisdom highlighted a five-run first inning with his team’s third home run, and Memphis withstood a late comeback attempt to down Colorado...

Sky Sox squander chance to advance, force decisive Game 5 against Memphis Redbirds
Sky Sox squander chance to advance, force decisive Game 5 against Memphis Redbirds

By: Brent W. New - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

A night that could have ended in celebration provided a momentary feeling of anguish for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. After nearly giving away a...

Sky Sox survive to defeat Memphis, 16-15, take 2-1 lead in PCL playoffs
Sky Sox survive to defeat Memphis, 16-15, take 2-1 lead in PCL playoffs

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

The Sky Sox endured on Friday night at Security Service Field. Yes, endured is the best word to describe the Sky Sox’s 16-15 victory over the Memphis...

David Ramsey: Let's applaud Rick Sweet, the manager who changed Sky Sox's un-American losing culture
David Ramsey: Let's applaud Rick Sweet, the manager who changed Sky Sox's un-American losing culture

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

When Rick Sweet arrived in Colorado Springs to manage the Sky Sox, he considered it his duty, as an American, to halt the avalanche of losing. “To...

Kyle Wren, Colorado Springs Sky Sox out in Force for playoff home opener
Kyle Wren, Colorado Springs Sky Sox out in Force for playoff home opener

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

For 24 years, his name was well-known, but only among certain baseball circles. Then, The Force awoke. “My name is cool now, I guess,” Sky Sox left...

David Ramsey: Sky Sox, who often stumbled, are soaring in the twilight of Triple-A in Colorado Springs
David Ramsey: Sky Sox, who often stumbled, are soaring in the twilight of Triple-A in Colorado Springs

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

In the twilight of their Triple-A run in Colorado Springs, the Sky Sox (also known as the Lame Ducks) have developed into a powerful, entertaining...

Sky Sox face complicated roster question with playoffs on horizon
Sky Sox face complicated roster question with playoffs on horizon

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

In yet another entry in the why-must-everything-be-so-complicated dilemma in a year full of them for the Sky Sox, now comes the potential ransacking of...

Colorado Springs teams chipping in with Harvey relief effort
Colorado Springs teams chipping in with Harvey relief effort

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Local teams are chipping in on hurricane relief. The Sky Sox will raffle off items in Saturday’s game, including a team-autographed base, glove,...

Paul Klee: Colorado Rockies need Carlos Gonzalez to push them across finish line and into playoffs
Paul Klee: Colorado Rockies need Carlos Gonzalez to push them across finish line and into playoffs

By: Paul Klee - 0 Mon, Aug 21, 2017

DENVER — This is what you wanted. Unless you hate the Rockies — which is like hating puppies, nachos or the Great Solar Eclipse — it’s what everyone...

Colorado Springs Sky Sox's Garrett Cooper named PCL All-Star starter
Colorado Springs Sky Sox's Garrett Cooper named PCL All-Star starter

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Pacific Coast League have announced that Sky Sox infielder Garrett Cooper has been elected to the PCL All-Star...

David Ramsey: 'I wish the family would be honest' about Triple-A Sky Sox move from Colorado Springs
David Ramsey: 'I wish the family would be honest' about Triple-A Sky Sox move from Colorado Springs

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs was not built to last. And, as we know, it will not last. The Triple-A version of the Sky Sox is fleeing to San...

Good ol' days for Sky Sox are going, going ... but not gone yet
Good ol' days for Sky Sox are going, going ... but not gone yet

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs may have been given a terminal diagnosis, but there’s some beauty in its last gasp. Top prospect Lewis Brinson...

Poll: What do you think about Triple-A baseball leaving Colorado Springs?
Poll: What do you think about Triple-A baseball leaving Colorado Springs?

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The 30-year run of Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs will end in 15 months. The Elmore Sports Group announced Wednesday it is responding to...

Baseball rules change will bring top draft picks to town after Sky Sox switch to Rookie League
Baseball rules change will bring top draft picks to town after Sky Sox switch to Rookie League

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Changes made at the collective bargaining table in 2012 likely went unnoticed by most baseball fans, but they will soon be of utmost importance to...

Paul Klee: Sky Sox move stinks — and makes sense
Paul Klee: Sky Sox move stinks — and makes sense

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

They’re still going to have Two-Dollar Tuesdays. For $2 you get a parking spot, game ticket, or a beer. Sox the Fox isn’t going anywhere; neither is...

Triple-A baseball leaving Colorado Springs; Sky Sox will join a new league
Triple-A baseball leaving Colorado Springs; Sky Sox will join a new league

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The 30-year run of Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs will end in 15 months. The Elmore Sports Group announced Wednesday it is responding to...

Elevation and the Sky Sox: Why did it work in the past? Why not now? Why will it in the future?
Elevation and the Sky Sox: Why did it work in the past? Why not now? Why will it in the future?

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

It's the elevation, stupid. OK, D.G. Elmore wasn't quite that blunt and didn't quite rework the classic political phrase, but that was the emphasis...

Sky Sox hitting coach Ned Yost IV shares bond beyond baseball with father, manager of the Royals
Sky Sox hitting coach Ned Yost IV shares bond beyond baseball with father, manager of the Royals

By: Garrett Kroeger - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Ned Yost and his oldest son Ned Yost IV's names are not the only thing that ties the two together. Baseball bonds them as well. Yost IV's entire...

Veteran Tim Dillard a key piece of the 'family' for the Sky Sox
Veteran Tim Dillard a key piece of the 'family' for the Sky Sox

By: Michael Persak - 0 Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Tim Dillard's viral videos have built him into something of a celebrity. But in the Sky Sox clubhouse on Tuesday, Dillard was also a selfless...

Prospect watch for the Sky Sox's next series opponent
Prospect watch for the Sky Sox's next series opponent

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

The Sky Sox host Iowa in a four-game series that begins Friday - it includes a doubleheader Saturday that will be the Cubs' second twinbill in a...

Finally healthy, top Sky Sox prospect Lewis Brinson heating up with the weather
Finally healthy, top Sky Sox prospect Lewis Brinson heating up with the weather

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

Lewis Brinson felt perfectly home when he landed in Denver early this week after an eight-game road trip. Not only is the top Sky Sox prospect...

Sky Sox explain strategy behind prospect Josh Hader's abbreviated starts
Sky Sox explain strategy behind prospect Josh Hader's abbreviated starts

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

When it comes to Josh Hader’s status, the Sky Sox are doing everything short of posting a flashing sign blaring, “Nothing to see here.” The...

Former Sky Sox player ties MLB record with four home runs in a game
Former Sky Sox player ties MLB record with four home runs in a game

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

An unlikely former Colorado Springs Sky Sox player tied a famed big league record on Tuesday. Scooter Gennett, who played 17 games with Colorado...

Pitching again carries Colorado Springs Sky Sox in victory
Pitching again carries Colorado Springs Sky Sox in victory

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 4, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - Sky Sox pitchers closed a memorable road trip with another gem, toping Oklahoma City 3-1 on Sunday. Colorado Springs threw three...

Role of Colorado Springs Sky Sox could shift with Brewers a surprise contender
Role of Colorado Springs Sky Sox could shift with Brewers a surprise contender

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Jun 4, 2017

The collection of talent populating the Sky Sox roster – and sprinkled throughout Milwaukee’s system – can be traced in large part to a sell-off mode...

Prep all-star baseball games make one-year return to Memorial Park
Prep all-star baseball games make one-year return to Memorial Park

By: Kevin Carmody - 0 Mon, May 29, 2017

For most of its history, the annual Southern Colorado High School All-Star Games held court at Spurgeon Field in Memorial Park, so Monday's return to...

Colorado Springs Sky Sox blank host Nashville Sounds
Colorado Springs Sky Sox blank host Nashville Sounds

By: - 0 Mon, May 29, 2017

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Kyle Wren drove in three runs and four pitchers combined to shut out the Sounds as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox defeated Nashville,...

New Orleans Baby Cakes power to win over Sky Sox
New Orleans Baby Cakes power to win over Sky Sox

By: - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

The New Orleans Baby Cakes hit five home runs on their way to a XX-X Pacific Coast League baseball win over Colorado Springs on Wednesday night at...

Late-bloomer Garrett Cooper cleaning up in middle of Sky Sox lineup
Late-bloomer Garrett Cooper cleaning up in middle of Sky Sox lineup

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Sitting Garrett Cooper for a week with a hamstring injury was like locking a bull in a cage. When sprung loose from the disabled list, the Sky Sox...

WATCH: Sky Sox turn first triple play in nearly 30 years
WATCH: Sky Sox turn first triple play in nearly 30 years

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox turned their first triple play at home in nearly 30 years, but ironically enough it was a series of defensive miscues that...

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