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Saturday night's Dodgers-Rockies game was postponed thanks to inclement weather, and on Sunday morning the Denver area woke up to a coating of snow.
Wow... pic.twitter.com/bygU1OnaQS— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 10, 2015
In order to avoid a second straight postponement, the crews got to work nice and early to clear the field.
Snow in May? Not a big surprise in Colorado. In fact, the same situation happened right around this time last year.
"Wow" is not to be confused with, "Whoa." This was last year, almost to the day. =G pic.twitter.com/Yuluxw3fGe— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 10, 2015
But it does look like one Rockies player isn't thrilled about playing in this weather.
The good news is the grounds crew got the job done and the game will go on. Even the owner came out to make sure the field was ready:
Lesson learned: Next year, the Rockies should play the second weekend of May on the road.
With the MLB season coming to a close, all-time great Rockies player Todd Helton announced his intention to retire following this year. And was the case with many of his brethren before him, as soon as he disclosed his plans, the Hall of Fame résumé questions arose. Will he make it? He and Stan Musial -- a Hall of Famer -- are the only two players in MLB history with at least 2,500 hits, 550 doubles, 350 home runs and a .310 or higher batting average. However, he also has a significant home/road split in his statistics, witnessed by his batting average 58 points higher at Coors Field, a fact that's also hurt fellow Rockies great Larry Walker in recent voting. So, how much does having played his whole career in Colorado hurt his Hall of Fame chances?
Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:
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