NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Mets were scheduled to play a doubleheader with the Rockies on Tuesday. The games were originally slated for 3:10 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.
On Tuesday afternoon there was still snow on the ground from Monday night , when the first game of the series was postponed.
Game 1 of the doubleheader was delayed two hours, starting at 5:10 p.m.
“This is unbelievable,” Mets first baseman Ike Davis said on Monday night. “We’re just sitting here. Nowhere to go. I don’t know how you could have played in this. You can’t see.”
Snow is expected to fall again in the evening hours.
“The snow was over the tops of our shoes, up towards your ankle,” Mets left-hander Aaron Laffey said on Monday night. “It was like being a kid again, just out there trying to play catch. But it was kind of goofy, having snow like that on a major league baseball field. You just don’t expect that to happen.”
With more snow on tap for Wednesday, the Rockies pulled out all the stops to get at least one game in on Tuesday.
It seemed that everybody in the building, regardless of their status within the two organizations, did whatever they could to help get the players on the field.
Everyone out there shoveling, from the Rockies team president to the mascot. Impressive.—
Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) April 16, 2013
Even Mets general manager Sandy Alderson decided to help the cause, according to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt.
This is dedication- Sandy Alderson helping shovel out Coors Field right now.—
Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) April 16, 2013
Dillon Gee got the ball in Game 1, and Laffey is scheduled to pitch in Game 2.
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