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Spring baseball game uncovered from 8 inches of snow

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New York Mets' Jonathon Niese throws in the snow before the start of a baseball doubleheader between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies on April 16 in Denver.

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Coors Field grounds crew and stadium employees shovel snow before the start of a baseball doubleheader between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies on April 16 in Denver.

By Pat Graham, AP Sports Writer

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort is among the grounds crew shoveling snow in the hope his team will squeeze in a doubleheader against the New York Mets on Tuesday.

Nearly an hour before first pitch at 3:10 p.m. EDT, the crew had hauled off a majority of the eight inches of snow that covered the outfield grass. There were still mounds stacked up in front of the dugouts. Continue reading.

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Dan O'Dowd, Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer/General Manager and Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort, right, survey the snow while shoveling before the start of a baseball doubleheader between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies on April 16 in Denver.

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Warming weather and longer days bring out the first signs of Spring.