Colorado Springs Sky Sox are the AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. This works well for the Major League team because they can send players just about an hour away for rehab stints, or to "get their game back on" if they are not quite ready for prime time yet.
I've always enjoyed attending baseball games, but I am not as much of a fan watching baseball (at any level) on TV.
|Not a picture of us, but the group in|
this picture just above the Kodak
sign are sitting right where we did!
But I'm off track ... the reason I most enjoy games AT the ball park is because of the chance to get free stuff! Not every time (but pretty darn close) someone in the group I am with comes away with a free t-shirt, or pizza, or best-of-all a foul ball! Thursday afternevening TWO of the three scouts that attended the game both got something!
Josh Jr got a foul ball (tossed to him from a lady who had the ball tossed to her from the Sky Sox superfan - who was hilarious but not profane - who had the ball tossed to him from the 3rd base coach). Long route from the pitcher's hand off the hitter's bat to my son ... but he was very happy! :)
Austin McKamey chased down a t-shirt that had been fired from near home plate and landed just a few feet in front of me. There was a growd of kids chasing the shirt but they all overestimated the distance and only Austin was fast enough to turn around and grab the shirt.
We even got a free ticket from a nice gentleman who recognized the scout uniforms and gave us his extra ticket for the berm.
Great scout night activity! :)