Rocky Mountain Vibes
|Rocky Mountain Vibes|
Founded in 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Current||Rookie (from 2019)|
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Pioneer League (from 2019)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Milwaukee Brewers (from 2019)|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (0)||None|
|Nickname||Rocky Mountain Vibes (from 2019)|
|Colors||Rubine red, navy, gold, sky blue, tan|
|Ballpark||UCHealth Park (from 2019)|
|Elmore Sports Group|
|General Manager||Chris Phillips|
The Rocky Mountain Vibes are a Minor League Baseball team that began play as a member of the Pioneer League in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2019 as the rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They play their home games at UCHealth Park which opened in 1988 and seats 8,500 people.
On June 21, 2017, David G. Elmore, president of Elmore Sports Group, announced a relocation plan involving several of its teams. The Helena Brewers Rookie Pioneer League franchise would move to Colorado Springs in 2019. The team would continue to compete in the league under a new nickname. The Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Pacific Coast League would relocate to San Antonio and continue in the PCL as the San Antonio Missions. The San Antonio Double-A Texas League franchise would relocate to Amarillo, Texas, as the Amarillo Sod Poodles.
A contest to determine the Pioneer League franchise's new name was announced in June 2018. The five finalists in the name-the-team contest were "Colorado Springs Happy Campers;" "Colorado Springs Lamb Chops;" "Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas;" "Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys;" and "Rocky Mountain Oysters." The team's name, "Rocky Mountain Vibes," was announced on November 19, 2018. Though not one of the finalists, the name is related to the proposed Happy Campers moniker in reference to the happy feelings or "good vibes" one may feel when enjoying outdoor activities.
The Vibes played their first game on June 14 against the Orem Owlz as visitors, losing 3-0. Their first home game was played at UCHealth Park on June 21 against the Grand Junction Rockies, an 8-5 loss.
Rocky Mountain Vibes roster
7-day injured list
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- Reichard, Kevin (June 21, 2017). "Elmore Sports Group: Three Franchise Shifts in 2019". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
- "Finalists Unveiled for Colorado Springs Pioneer League Team Name". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- Hill, Benjamin (November 19, 2018). "Colorado Springs feels the Vibes". MILB.com. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
- "Rocky Mountain Vibes fall in home opener, ushering in new era that already feels awfully familiar". Rocky Mountain Gazette. June 21, 2019.