From year to year April baseball can be complicated. Sometimes the weather cooperates, and sometimes it does not. This is especially true in the cold of Minnesota (where the Mets are coming from) and in the unpredictability of Colorado. Depending on how the rest of this week goes, the 2013 Mets might be able to attest to both.
Snow in Colorado has postponed tonight’s scheduled series opener between the Mets and Rockies:
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) April 15, 2013
As Harding notes, this means that there will be two separate commemorations on the same day. There are not exactly a lot of connections between the Rockies and the Mets, but there are a couple: the opening game from the inaugural season in 1993 and the first game ever played at Coors Field. That combined with today being Jackie Robinson day across baseball makes these weather complications a little more significant.
On the baseball side of things, the Rockies were going to catch a break this week by missing sensational starting pitcher Matt Harvey. Rescheduling games beyond this week might undo that little bit of good luck. But for now, there is a split doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow to try and keep things on track.