The New York Mets had back-to-back games postponed due to snow. The first was the series finale against the Minnesota Twins Sunday afternoon, while the second game to be postponed came Monday against the Colorado Rockies. Will the Mets finally be able to play baseball again at some point in the near future?
After clearing Coors Field of snow Tuesday morning with shovels, New York and Colorado finally got their doubleheader underway after a two-hour delay. The ground crew that helped remove the snow from the field included Rockies owner Dick Monfort and Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. Other members of both front offices also helped in the snow removal to make sure the two teams would get at least one game in Tuesday.
“We’re pretty tired of sitting at the hotel,” manager Terry Collins told Mets.com. “Everybody wants to get going. This is what they’re here for. They’re here to go out and play, and to have two days in a row off is unheard of. Now you’re looking at the possibility of even more? We’ve got to go out and play.”
Monfort felt it was his duty to help his ground crew get the field ready. He also did not want to have to the see New York’s players and coaches go crazy from sitting idle for consecutive days. Seeing Alderson shovel out a snow bank near one of the dugouts did not surprise him in the least.
“It looks like they want to see a game today,” Monfort told Sports Illustrated.
Through two innings, the Mets were leading the Rockies thanks to a two-run blast by team captain David Wright.