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34 degrees… snow removal… yep, baseball weather

Published: April 16, 2013, 8:40 pm, by Paul Klee

As I blog this, I’m looking over Coors Field. It’s 2:18 p.m. The temperature on the left-field scoreboard reads 36 degrees. With a northwest wind, it feels much colder. In right field, Rockies staff is traipsing from the foul line to center field with shovels full of snow. They’re getting a workout.

The Denver Post’s Troy Renck proposed this idea, and it’s something I thought about before coming to the ballpark: Why not offer fans a free ticket to the game if they help shovel snow?

First pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

There’s a better chance Tulo sunbathes atop the dugout.

Monday’s series opener between the Rockies and Mets was canceled due to the bigger-than-expected snowstorm. The teams are scheduled for a doubleheader today.

About that, too, I have my doubts. There’s more snow coming tonight. First pitch of the second game is scheduled for 6:40.

Anyway, it’s a different sort of scene here at the ballpark. You can count the fans — I see about 200-ish in the lower level right now — and a scalper on Blake Street offered a behind-the-dugout seat for $20.

Bundle up, and you might be able shake CarGo’s hand in the on-deck circle.

Or go down the way and catch Bon Jovi at Pepsi Center. That sounds warmer. But not nearly as much fun.

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