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Baseball lives on in Springs, so why not a new name?

The headline in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said it all: “Brewers settle for Colorado Springs as AAA team’s host.” Neither Colorado Springs nor Milwaukee had a choice. There are 32 major league teams and 32 Triple-A cities – so when one team jumps ship, as did the Rockies (and others in recent weeks), it triggers a… Continue Reading Baseball lives on in Springs, so why not a new name?

Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

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Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced Thursday they have agreed to a two-year player development contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that will run through the 2016 season. The National League Brewers become the third affiliate in the history of the Sky Sox, following the Cleveland Indians (1988-1992) and the Colorado Rockies (1993-2014). This will also… Continue Reading Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

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Week after week, we hear assurances that important announcements are coming, perhaps soon, in regard to City for Champions. Just a guess, but that probably would not include anything newsworthy in regard to the proposed multipurpose Colorado Sports and Event Center, commonly known as the downtown stadium. In truth, it’s an indoor-outdoor complex adjacent to… Continue Reading Downtown complex could go back to baseball

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Sox and Springs Rescue partner to fight homelessness

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and Springs Rescue Mission will join forces to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of the homeless and hungry in Colorado Springs. For the 2014 season, Sky Sox fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food, clothing and personal items to every game they attend. The Springs Rescue… Continue Reading Sox and Springs Rescue partner to fight homelessness

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Sox looking for heroes to be honorary managers

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will host the 2014 Heroes Classic Charity Softball Game June 21. Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson will be in attendance, along with many other former Major League players. Despite the many former players that will be on hand to play alongside members of the Colorado Springs police and fire departments as well as… Continue Reading Sox looking for heroes to be honorary managers

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Sky Sox, CenturyLink promoting small businesses

CenturyLink, in partnership with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, is promoting the Small Business Spotlight, which provides exposure to 35 small businesses over the course of the minor league baseball season. The Spotlight is designed to help small businesses in the Colorado Springs area. In the current economic… Continue Reading Sky Sox, CenturyLink promoting small businesses

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Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

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Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

Last baseball season, ANB Bank and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox teamed up to raise money for four local nonprofits in the Home Run Hits program. The program was a hit and is returning for its second season. The Sky Sox’s home season is broken into four quarters. Each nonprofit will receive $50 for each… Continue Reading Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

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Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore to be inducted into PCL Hall of Fame

The Pacific Coast League announced Thursday that Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore will be inducted into the PCL Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014. Joining him in the class are former players Lou Almada, Dave Barbee and Wally Hood. Elmore becomes the 11th executive to be inducted into the PCL… Continue Reading Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore to be inducted into PCL Hall of Fame

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Some years begin with little fanfare or anticipation, just a fresh outlook and a clean plate. But something about the arrival of 2014 feels different. In part, it’s knowing that the year will be automatically eventful, thanks to the scheduled elections in June (party primaries) and November (general). But it’s also based on Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Looking into the crystal ball for 2014

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RTA proposal moves away from baseball

Apparently, at least for now, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox won’t be moving to a new downtown stadium after all. City leaders have revised their application to the Colorado Economic Development Commission for funding through the Regional Tourism Act, after the state EDC gave Colorado Springs leaders extra time to respond to the third-party analysis… Continue Reading RTA proposal moves away from baseball

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