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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Colorado Rockies somehow cleared out eight inches of snow at Coors Field

The Colorado Rockies and New York Mets are playing a double-header Tuesday after Monday’s game at Coors Field was snowed out. If you look at the pictures, it’s a wonder how they were able to clear out all the snow blanketing the stadium in time to play Tuesday.

Approximately 150 workers helped shovel an estimated eight inches of snow off the field. The Denver Post says the grounds crew arrived at 5:30 a.m. to begin working on the field. They have some electric coils that helped melt a few inches, but the rest of the work was done by shoveling. Team owner Dick Monfort, GM Dan O’Dowd, Mets GM Sandy Alderson, and some coaches even helped shovel the snow.

The temperature at the start of the game was 39 degrees, which is tied for 10th-coldest in the team’s history. It was even lower than that midway through the first game.

This has been a road trip full of bad weather for the Mets. They were in Minnesota previously and saw their Sunday game with the Twins postponed because of the weather. Now they’re experiencing more of the same in Denver.

The photo below is from Monday:

ESPN New York reporter Adam Rubin chronicled the progress of snow removal:

And here’s how Coors Field looked on Monday:

Coors Field snow

Not exactly what one would call baseball weather.

Photo credit: Twitter/Thomas Harding
H/T Hot Clicks



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