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The Magnificent Closer

By Aaron Cheris The challenge of pitching in altitude in Colorado Springs can be difficult for many pitchers. Sky Sox closer Damien Magnifico is no different, but he has taken the challenge and done his best to succeed despite the perceived obstacles. “When I come out here and pitch, I don’t think about it,” Magnifico…

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Wren Running Free For Sky Sox

By Aaron Cheris After getting off to a slow start in Colorado Springs after his call up from Double-A Biloxi, Kyle Wren has found his groove at the plate. The 25-year-old Sky Sox outfielder is in the middle of one of the best streaks of his career. Wren currently has a 13 game hitting streak…

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Nichols Recalls Sky Sox Days

By Aaron Cheris Rod Nichols has seen his share of good, bad, and ugly days in Colorado Springs. Now the pitching coach for the Iowa Cubs, Nichols spent parts of four seasons with the Sky Sox from 1988-92 when they were the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians. Over those four seasons, Nichols compiled a 25-19 record…

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Sky Sox Recall Team’s Longest Night

By Aaron Cheris “That was a miserable day.” “That was horrible.” “It wasn’t very fun.” Those are just a couple descriptions of the longest game in Sky Sox history from the people who lived it. The game was truly one for the ages. In five hours and 29 minutes, the Sky Sox defeated the Bees…

Potential Opening Day Lineup

By Aaron Cheris (@AaronHowie) It’s finally that time of year again. The time of year when two words can mean optimism, hope, and promise for a good season to come. Those two words: Opening Day. For the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Opening Day is tonight on the road against the Memphis Redbirds. First pitch is…

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Around the PCL: Memphis Redbirds

This is part two of a seven-part series previewing the seven American Conference teams in the Pacific Coast League the Colorado Springs Sky Sox will play this season. You can read part one about the Iowa Cubs here. With the recent realignment of the PCL, the Sky Sox switched back to the American Conference after…

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Around the PCL: Iowa Cubs

In 2014, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox will switch conferences for the first time since 2004. With the move of the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A affiliate — the Tucson Padres — to El Paso, Texas, the PCL underwent realignment of the Pacific and American conferences this past off-season to make traveling a little more feasible.…