DENVER – Coors Field was shoveled out from a May snowstorm in time for the Colorado Rockies to play the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
An overnight storm dropped up to 5 inches in parts of the Denver area. The grounds crew spent Sunday morning shoveling the outfield and taking the snow out of the stadium with small bulldozers.
An hour before Sunday's first pitch, the sun was shining, the field was clear of snow and the infield was dry and ready for baseball. Temperatures were in the low 40s.
A similar scene played out at Coors Field two years ago after a much bigger storm hit Denver in mid-April.
"I was shocked that we played a couple of years ago when we had that much snow," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "Today I'm not. The weather is nice enough today I figured it was going to melt."