Jeremy Hefner works on his new pitch: The Snowball.
The Mets/Rockies game was snowed out last night. I mean really, REALLY snowed out. I live here in the greater Denver area, so I can attest to that. Seven inches of snow on Tax Day just ain’t right.
They’ll try to play two today, but the weather isn’t looking so great. Not snowing as of this writing, but more rain and snow is predicted for this evening – which would threaten game 2 of the double header.
And while it’s not snowing, the frozen stuff needs to be delicately removed from the field, or else the players are going to have to exchange their spikes for snow shoes.
UPDATE (10:50 AM MDT): Here’s what Coors Field looks like now as they try to clear the snow – still a lot of work to do.
In uniform news, the Mets and Rockies will all wear number 42 in game 1 to belatedly honor Jackie Robinson Day. In game 2, they’ll wear their 1993 uniforms to commemorate Colorado’s first game as a franchise – a 3-0 loss to Dwight Gooden and the Mets at Shea. In an odd anomaly, the Mets will wear their home jerseys from that year, and the Rox will wear their old road unis.
Of course, there was much bigger and more serious news that brought us down to reality once again, the way the real world has a habit of doing on occasion. Here is some reaction to the terror attack in Boston yesterday, and what baseball means in its context.
Maybe baseball is one of many reminders that for every one maniac who feels the need to take people’s lives away, there are a million good-hearted people who can’t possibly fathom anything of the sort.