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  • Sky Sox plan kids fishing pole giveaway

    Mon, April 28, 2014 by Joe Paisley with no comments

    Sox the FoxThe Colorado Springs Sky Sox will give a free fishing pole to the first 500 children through the gate for its 1:35 p.m. Sunday, May 4 home game against the Memphis Firebirds at Security Service Field.

    The Triple-A baseball club, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Great Outdoors Colorado will give away the equipment. About 50 children will be selected to go out onto the field and practice reeling in their first catch.

    This is the 12th year of the fishing pole event with 6,000 given away so far.  Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the team web site.

  • Friedrich garners record 3rd Opening Day start; updated Sky Sox roster

    Thu, April 3, 2014 by Joe Paisley with no comments

    FriedrichactionThe Sky Sox open their season at New Orleans at 6 p.m. MT Thursday with LHP Christian Friedrich as the Opening Day starter for a franchise-record 3rd straight year.  RHP Brian Flynn will get the starting nod for the Zephyrs.

    All games are broadcast on 1300 AM.  The official Opening Day roster for the Sky Sox follows:

    Sky Sox Opening Day roster

    Name, age      2013 clubs

    Pitchers (12)

    Christian Bergman, 25  Tulsa

    Brooks Brown, 28        Indianapolis

    Greg Burke, 32            Las Vegas, N.Y. Mets

    Manny Corpas, 31       Sky Sox, Rockies

    Yohan Flande, 27         Mississippi, Gwinnett

    * Christian Friedrich, 26           Sky Sox

    Pedro Hernandez, 24    Rochester, GCL Twins, New Brittain, Minnesota Twins

    Dan Houston, 27          Tulsa, Sky Sox

    Boone Logan          N.Y Yankees, MLB rehab assignment (added 3 p.m. Thursday)

    Chris Martin, 27           Portland, Pawtucket

    * Tyler Matzek, 23       Tulsa

    * Rob Scahill, 27          Sky Sox, Rockies

    Cole White, 26 NW Arkansas, Tulsa

    Catchers (three)

    Matt McBride, 28        Sky Sox

    Michael McKenry, 28  Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jackson Williams, 26    Fresno

    Infielders (six)

    Drew Garcia, 27           Charlotte, Sky Sox

    Paul Janish, 31  Gwinnett, Atlanta Braves

    Ben Paulsen, 26            Sky Sox

    * Josh Rutledge, 24      Sky Sox, Rockies

    * Ryan Wheeler, 25      Sky Sox, Rockies

    Rafael Ynoa, 26           Chattanooga

    Outfielders (four)

    Evan Frey, 27               Montgomery, Durham, Reno

    * Kyle Parker, 24         Tulsa

    Jason Pridie, 30            Norfolk, Baltimore Orioles

    Tim Wheeler, 26           Sky Sox

    * denotes on Rockies 40-man roster

  • ROOT releases Rockies TV schedule

    Thu, February 13, 2014 by Joe Paisley with no comments

    rockies logoROOT Sports announced its 2014 Colorado Rockies telecast schedule. The network will air 150 Rockies regular season and six spring training games. Coverage begins with a Cactus League matchup between the Rockies and Cubs from Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 19. 

    Regular-season coverage begins with the season opener on Monday, March 31, when the Rockies travel to Miami to face the Marlins at 5 p.m. MT. A special one-hour Pregame Show will begin at 4 p.m. MT. The team will open at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, with the Pregame Show starting at 1 p.m. MT.

    Please see below for the complete Rockies spring training and regular season television schedule.

    Colorado Rockies Spring Training Schedule

    (All Games Listed as MST and Subject to Change)

    Day                    Date                       Opponent                                 Time                

    Wednesday      March 19             vs. Cubs                             7:30 p.m.

    Thursday         March 20             vs. Brewers                         2 p.m.

    Saturday          March 22             vs. Mariners                        2 p.m.

    Sunday            March 23             vs. White Sox                      2 p.m.

    Friday             March 28             at Mariners                          8 p.m.

    Saturday          March 29             vs. Mariners                        1 p.m.

    Colorado Rockies Regular Season Schedule

    (All Games Listed as MST and Subject to Change)

    Date                  Day              Opponent            Time                

    Monday           March 31             at Miami                              5 p.m.

    Tuesday           April 1                 at Miami                              5 p.m.

    Wednesday      April 2                 at Miami                              5 p.m.

    Friday                April 4                    Arizona                                     2 p.m.

    Saturday          April 5                    Arizona                                     6 p.m.

    Sunday              April 6                    Arizona                                     2 p.m.

    Monday             April 7                    Chicago White Sox                 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            April 8                    Chicago White Sox                 6:30 p.m.

    Friday             April 11               at San Francisco                   8:00 p.m.

    Saturday          April 12               at San Francisco                   2 p.m.

    Sunday            April 13               at San Francisco                   2 p.m.

    Monday           April 14               at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Tuesday           April 15               at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Wednesday      April 16               at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Thursday         April 17               at San Diego                        4:30 p.m.

    Friday                April 18                  Philadelphia                             6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          April 19                  Philadelphia                             6 p.m.

    Sunday              April 20                  Philadelphia                             2 p.m.

    Monday             April 21                  San Francisco                          6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            April 22                  San Francisco                          6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday      April 23                  San Francisco                          1 p.m.

    Friday             April 25               at LA Dodgers                      8 p.m.

    Saturday          April 26               at LA Dodgers                      7 p.m.

    Sunday            April 27               at LA Dodgers                      2 p.m.

    Monday           April 28               at Arizona                           7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday           April 29               at Arizona                           7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday      April 30               at Arizona                           7:30 p.m.


    Thursday          May 1                     NY Mets                                    6:30 p.m.

    Friday                May 2                     NY Mets                                    6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          May 3                     NY Mets                                    6 p.m.

    Sunday              May 4                     NY Mets                                    2 p.m.

    Monday             May 5                     Texas                                        6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            May 6                     Texas                                        6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday      May 7                 at Texas                             6 p.m.

    Thursday         May 8                 at Texas                             6 p.m.

    Friday             May 9                 at Cincinnati                         5 p.m.

    Saturday          May 10                at Cincinnati                         5 p.m.

    Sunday            May 11                at Cincinnati                         11 a.m.

    Tuesday           May 13                at Kansas City                      6 p.m.

    Wednesday      May 14                at Kansas City                      Noon

    Friday                May 16                   San Diego                                 6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          May 17                   San Diego                                 6 p.m.

    Sunday              May 18                   San Diego                                 2 p.m.

    Tuesday            May 20                   San Francisco                          6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday      May 21                   San Francisco                          6:30 p.m.

    Friday             May 23                at Atlanta                            5:30 p.m.

    Saturday          May 24                at Atlanta                            2 p.m.

    Sunday            May 25                at Atlanta                            3 p.m.

    Monday           May 26                at Philadelphia                      3 p.m.

    Tuesday           May 27                at Philadelphia                      5 p.m.

    Wednesday      May 28                at Philadelphia                      5 p.m.

    Friday             May 30                at Cleveland                         5 p.m.

    Saturday          May 31                at Cleveland                         TBD


    Sunday            June 1                 at Cleveland                         11 a.m.

    Tuesday            June 3                    Arizona                                     6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday      June 4                    Arizona                                     6:30 p.m.

    Thursday          June 5                    Arizona                                     6:30 p.m.

    Friday                June 6                    LA Dodgers                              6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          June 7                    LA Dodgers                              2 p.m.

    Sunday              June 8                    LA Dodgers                              2 p.m.

    Monday             June 9                    Atlanta                                      6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            June 10                  Atlanta                                      6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday      June 11                  Atlanta                                      6:30 p.m.

    Friday             June 13               at San Francisco                   8 p.m.

    Saturday          June 14               at San Francisco                   2 p.m.

    Sunday            June 15               at San Francisco                   2 p.m.

    Monday           June 16               at LA Dodgers                      8 p.m.

    Tuesday           June 17               at LA Dodgers                      8 p.m.

    Wednesday      June 18               at LA Dodgers                      8 p.m.

    Friday                June 20                  Milwaukee                                6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          June 21                  Milwaukee                                2 p.m.

    Sunday              June 22                  Milwaukee                                2 p.m.

    Monday             June 23                  St. Louis                                    6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            June 24                  St. Louis                                    6:30 p.m.

    Thursday         June 26               at Milwaukee                        6 p.m.

    Friday             June 27               at Milwaukee                        6 p.m.

    Saturday          June 28               at Milwaukee                        2 p.m.

    Sunday            June 29               at Milwaukee                        Noon

    Monday           June 30               at Washington                      5 p.m.


    Tuesday           July 1                  at Washington                      5 p.m.

    Wednesday      July 2                  at Washington                      4 p.m.

    Thursday          July 3                     LA Dodgers                              6 p.m.

    Friday                July 4                     LA Dodgers                              6 p.m.

    Saturday          July 5                     LA Dodgers                              2 p.m.

    Sunday              July 6                     LA Dodgers                              2 p.m.

    Monday             July 7                     San Diego                                 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            July 8                     San Diego                                 6:30 p.m.

    Friday                July 11                   Minnesota                                6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          July 12                   Minnesota                                2 p.m.

    Sunday              July 13                   Minnesota                                2 p.m.


    Friday             July 18                at Pittsburgh                        5 p.m.

    Saturday          July 19                at Pittsburgh                        5 p.m.

    Sunday            July 20                at Pittsburgh                        11:30 a.m.

    Monday             July 21                   Washington                             6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            July 22                   Washington                             6:30 p.m.

    Friday                July 25                   Pittsburgh                                6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          July 26                   Pittsburgh                                6 p.m.

    Sunday              July 27                   Pittsburgh                                2 p.m.

    Monday           July 28                at Chicago Cubs                    6 p.m.

    Tuesday           July 29                at Chicago Cubs                    6 p.m.

    Wednesday      July 30                at Chicago Cubs                    6 p.m.


    Friday             August 1              at Detroit                            5 p.m.

    Saturday          August 2              at Detroit                            5 p.m.

    Sunday            August 3              at Detroit                            11 a.m.

    Tuesday            August 5                Chicago Cubs                           6:30 p.m.       

    Wednesday      August 6                Chicago Cubs                           6:30 p.m.

    Friday             August 8              at Arizona                           7:30 p.m.

    Saturday          August 9              at Arizona                           6 p.m.

    Sunday            August 10            at Arizona                           2 p.m.

    Monday           August 11            at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Tuesday           August 12            at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Wednesday      August 13            at San Diego                        4:30 p.m.

    Thursday          August 14             Cincinnati                                 6:30 p.m.

    Friday                August 15             Cincinnati                                 6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          August 16             Cincinnati                                 6 p.m.

    Sunday              August 17             Cincinnati                                 2 p.m.

    Tuesday            August 19             Kansas City                              6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday      August 20             Kansas City                              6:30 p.m.

    Friday                August 22             Miami                                        6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          August 23             Miami                                        6 p.m.

    Sunday              August 24             Miami                                        2 p.m.

    Monday           August 25            at San Francisco                   8 p.m.

    Tuesday           August 26            at San Francisco                   8 p.m.

    Wednesday      August 27            at San Francisco                   8 p.m.

    Friday             August 29            at Arizona                           7:30 p.m.

    Saturday          August 30            at Arizona                           6 p.m.

    Sunday            August 31            at Arizona                           2 p.m.


    Monday             September 1        San Francisco                          2 p.m.

    Tuesday            September 2        San Francisco                          6:30 p.m.

    Friday                September 5        San Diego                                 6:30 p.m.

    Saturday          September 6        San Diego                                 6 p.m.

    Sunday              September 7        San Diego                                 2 p.m.

    Monday           September 8        at NY Mets                          5 p.m.

    Tuesday           September 9        at NY Mets                          5 p.m.

    Wednesday      September 10      at NY Mets                          5 p.m.

    Friday             September 12      at St. Louis                          6 p.m.

    Saturday          September 13      at St. Louis                          5 p.m.

    Sunday            September 14      at St. Louis                          Noon

    Monday             September 15      LA Dodgers                              6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday            September 16      LA Dodgers                              6:30 p.m.

    Thursday          September 18      Arizona                                     6:30 p.m.

    Friday                September 19      Arizona                                     6 p.m.

    Saturday          September 20      Arizona                                     2 p.m.

    Sunday              September 21      Arizona                                     2 p.m.

    Monday           September 22      at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Tuesday           September 23      at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Wednesday      September 24      at San Diego                        8 p.m.

    Friday             September 26      at LA Dodgers                      8 p.m.

    Saturday          September 27      at LA Dodgers                      7 p.m.

    Sunday            September 28      at LA Dodgers                      2 p.m.

  • Sky Sox announce 2014 schedule

    Wed, November 13, 2013 by Joe Paisley with no comments

    t551_main_logoThe Colorado Springs Sky Sox released their 2014 regular season schedule and game times after a record-setting 2013 season with 5,181 fans per game. Season ticket packages are on sale now and start at $60.

    The 2014 season will feature 18 fantastic fireworks shows, including the Independence Day show on July 3d and the fifth annual Skyfest Spectacular on Saturday, Aug. 23. Also returning for 2014 will be 50¢ hot dogs on 11 Sundays, nine Kids Eat Free Mondays, eight $2.00 Tuesdays, and 10 $3 Microbrew Thursdays.

    The Sky Sox’ home season kicks off with an eight-game home stand with the Round Rock Express (Affiliate of the Texas Rangers) and the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Houston Astros). The 2014 home opener will be at 6:35 p.m. on Friday, April 11 against the Express.

    Go to skysox.com for the schedule and ticket information.

  • Colorado Rockies announce 2014 schedule

    Tue, September 10, 2013 by Joe Paisley with no comments

    rockies logoThe Colorado Rockies announced their full 162-game schedule for the 2014 Major League Baseball season.

    The Rockies 2014 campaign begins with a four-game road series at Miami, March 31-April 3, before the club hosts a six-game homestand at Coors Field, beginning with the club’s home-opener on Friday, April 4th vs. Arizona (2:10 p.m. MDT). The Rockies opening homestand is a six-game slate that also features the club’s first Interleague Series of the season, a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox, April 7-9.

    The Rockies will play the standard 19 games against each of their four National League West division rivals along with an interleague schedule featuring all five American League Central teams, as well as the Texas Rangers from the AL West.

    The annual fireworks shows are scheduled for July 3 and 4, after games vs. Dodgers, and September 19, after the game vs. Arizona. The always entertaining Rockies-Cubs series at Coors Field will be played August 5-7, while the Rockies visit Chicago one week earlier for a four-game series at Wrigley Field, July 28-31. Additional series of note include a four-game series against the New York Mets at Coors Field, May 1-4, a four-game home series vs. Atlanta, June 9-12, and a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals, June 23-25, at Coors Field.

    Here is a link to the schedule at rockies.com.