The Boys of Summer Are Back: Sky Sox

    As the Sky Sox and Switchbacks kick off their seasons in side-by-side stadiums, here’s a fan’s guide to the pro teams of the Springs.

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    Sky Sox vs Las Vegas 51's. Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

    SKY SOX

    2016 RESULTS

    67-71 (41-27 at home, 26-44 away)
    2nd in Pacific Coast League American Northern Division

    2017 Outlook

    It’s the 30th season for Sky Sox baseball, and the third season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

    “The Brewers boast one of the best farm systems in Minor League Baseball, and a host of young and exciting talent will be on display this season at Security Service Field,” says Nick Dobreff, public relations director. “We look forward to continuing that momentum and building off of a second place finish in the Pacific Coast League American North Division.”

    Players to Watch

    Lewis Brinson, outfielder: The Brewers No. 1 prospect hit .382 and cranked out 20 RBIs and four home runs in just 23 games with the Sky Sox last year.

    Brett Phillips, outfielder: In a full season with Double-A Biloxi last year, the Brewers No. 4 prospect tallied 16 home runs and 62 RBIs.

    Brandon Woodruff, pitcher: Woodruff posted a 10-8 record and 3.01 ERA in 20 starts with Biloxi last season, racking up 124 strikeouts.

    Kyle Wren, outfielder: In 77 games with the Sky Sox last season, Wren ignited offensively, hitting .339 and knocking in 29 RBIs.

    Fun With Promotions

    Friday Night Fireworks: 10 unique displays are a blast.

    Bark in the Park: Bring your pup April 27, May 31, Aug. 2.

    Pirate and Princess Night, June 10: Dress to impress. Arrrgh!

    Harry Potter Night, August 12: No muggles allowed.

    $2 Tuesdays: You can’t beat the economic value.

    Hanson HotSpring Spa: Invite your friends for a hot tub party—during the game!

    Sky Sox Schedule & Tickets


    Mascot Showdown 

    FOX VS. GOAT

    We couldn’t help but wonder: If Ziggy and Sox decided to take things outside, who would win the battle?

    Ziggy the Goat, Switchbacks

    Strengths: Horns, endurance, power, perfect teeth

    Sox the Fox, Sky Sox

    Strengths: Ears, experience, agility, fantastic unicycling

    Decision: In a close battle, the experience of Sox holds off Ziggy in the early stages and allows the wily fox the upper paw in the end. But Ziggy still has the movie-star smile.


    Read about Colorado Springs other pro team Switchbacks FC in “The Boys of Summer Are Back: Switchbacks FC.”

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