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How Long Does It Take To Shovel Out An Entire Baseball Stadium Full Of Snow?

Rockies staff and executives have been working all day after a Coors Field snowstorm.

Yesterday, the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies were supposed to play a baseball game, but Mother Nature had other plans — one-billion-feet-of-snow-style plans. The two teams are scheduled to play a double-header this afternoon, but in order for that to happen A LOT of work needed to be done.

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Approximately 12:45 p.m. EST

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Mets pitcher Jon Niese throwing the ball around.

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Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers showing off his leaping ability.

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Dan O’Dowd, the Rockies’ Executive Vice President, getting in on the fun.

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3:10 p.m. EST — when the first game of the doubleheader was supposed to start.

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Fans!

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More diehards!

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The first pitch was thrown at 5:10 p.m. EST, over six hours after the shoveling began. The current temperature at Coors Field is 30 degrees.

As Hall of Famer Ernie Banks once said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!”

Update: April 16, 7:00 p.m.: This Rockies fan appears to keeping warm with the aid of an unusual hand-rolled cigarette.

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