So, what did we do to celebrate Mother’s Day? Gary took me out to the old ball park. But, don’t get me wrong, this was the best day we had had here – low 70s and sunny – and it was great to get out in that lovely weather. And it was 50-cent hot dog day to boot. When some ballparks charge $4 for a hot dog, what a deal.
The venue this time was Security Service Field, home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The park is advertised as the highest professional ballpark in the country at 6,531 feet above sea level. Many ballparks these days feature a view of the skyline of their city. But at this park, of course there is a view of the front range of the Rocky Mountains.
What kind of a mascot would “Sky Sox” have? Why a Sky Sox Fox, of course.
There was a special pizza deal if a team scored at least 10 runs and the final score was 14 to 4, but unfortunately the Sky Sox would had to have been on the winning side of that score and they weren’t. No pizza to go with the dogs, Aww.