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.
11:08 a.m. EST
12:37 p.m. EST
Approximately 12:45 p.m. EST
Mets pitcher Jon Niese throwing the ball around.
Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers showing off his leaping ability.
1:00 p.m. EST
Dan O'Dowd, the Rockies' Executive Vice President, getting in on the fun.
2:52 p.m. EST
3:10 p.m. EST — when the first game of the doubleheader was supposed to start.
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.