Despite snowfall, Dodgers-Rockies starts on time

Despite snowfall, Dodgers-Rockies starts on time
Greg Feasel, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Colorado Rockies, carries a shovelful of snow from the outfield at Coors Field on Sunday morning. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Oh, the weather outside is frightful …

So what? Play ball.


Kudos to the Coors Field grounds crew, who awoke Sunday morning to find Denver covered with several inches of snow and the field blanketed in white. Then they went to work.

They've done such a yeoman’s job that Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly told reporters that the game would start on time, and it did, albeit in 39-degree weather.

Still, this is good news for those trying to juggle schedules. Saturday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was rained out and Friday’s was called after five innings because of an incessant downpour. The Rockies have already had two games postponed during the week because of the weather.

The Dodgers sent out Clayton Kershaw, presumably all bundled up, in search of his 100th career victory.