Monday, November 19, 2018

Rocky Mountain Vibes replaces Sky Sox

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 4:57 PM

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In case you've been on the edge of your seat for the last several months waiting for it, here it is: The Rocky Mountain Vibes.

Back in July, the Elmore Sports Group went looking for a new name and supposedly narrowed a field of thousands to just a few:

Colorado Springs Happy Campers
Colorado Springs Lamb Chops
Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas
Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys
Rocky Mountain Oysters

But then, they took a turn in a whole new direction (or was it planned all along?) and chose the Vibes as the mascot of the Colorado Springs professional baseball team, which in the 2019 season will be downgraded from Triple A to a low level team with a dramatically shortened season. The new team will be several steps from the majors, not just one as under the Triple A sanction.

The official lingo calls the Vibes a "Rookie-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers in the Pioneer League."

In a news release, Elmore Sports Group president and general manager Chris Phillips said, "We were truly inspired by all of the submissions that we received, and we're thrilled to bring the Rocky Mountain Vibes brand to life. We are looking forward to the 2019 season and beyond and making Vibes Baseball an integral part of the Colorado Springs community."

You'll have to wait awhile for the season to open, however. While the Sky Sox, the Triple A team, opened in April like the majors, the Pioneer League squad won't kick off its 76-game season (38 home games) until June 14 against the Orem Owlz in Utah, and on June 21 at home at Security Service Field.

While most teams have one color or two colors, the Vibes will have five: rubine red, navy, gold, sky blue and tan. The primary logo features the team name in a "fiery font" resting on a marshmallow roasting stick.
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There's also a little character as well, that appears to be a s'more. (More tasteful than a testicle — we think so.)

As the team noted in the news release, "freshly unveiled Vibes merchandise featuring these logos is now available for purchase online and at the team store." To buy online, go to vibes.milbstore.com.

The store at the stadium, out at Powers Boulevard and Barnes Road, is open Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 1-4 p.m. You know, for all those hard-to-buy-for types on your Christmas list.

To stay up to date with all the latest Vibes news, check out www.vibesbaseball.com, visit the team on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @VibesBaseball.

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