Get an up-close look at a Coors Field hailstorm thanks to roving weather reporter Miguel Montero
Recently, the Rockies headed to Chase Field for an NL West series with the D-backs. Back home in Denver, Coors Field was blanketed in snow after a patch of cold weather hit the area.
On Monday, the Cubs found themselves in town to open a set with the Rockies at Coors. But a few hours before Monday's game, it became apparent that yes, inclement weather was back once again. And then some:
From the Cubs' perspective:
❄️ THIS IS FINE. ❄️ pic.twitter.com/iTxPnAREjJ- Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 8, 2017
Yep, Coors Field was absolutely covered in a thick hailstorm on Monday afternoon, conditions Cubs catcher Miguel Montero braved in order to capture that perfect social media post:
Beautiful Colorado ����������lol pic.twitter.com/XHjLEnSWzZ- Miguel Montero (@miggymont26) May 8, 2017
Another angle, from the opposing dugout:
Oh, hail no. �� pic.twitter.com/p8MA7MO8cs- Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 8, 2017
How does a grounds crew get piles of hail off the field? With big shovels, as you'd expect. MLB.com's Thomas Harding with the evidence:
Removing hail by the shovel pic.twitter.com/EOEHq5Ofhe- Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 8, 2017
So you've seen what a baseball field looks like covered in snow, how about a dormant football stadium? Take it away, Broncos:
There was one hail of a storm today in Denver. �� pic.twitter.com/7UqrK1FhzO- Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 8, 2017
That's a lot of weather. Somebody make sure Mike Trout hears about this.
Alas, the hailstorm was enough of a problem that Monday night's game was postponed:
Tonight's game has been postponed.- Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 9, 2017
We will play a split doubleheader tomorrow, Game 1 starting at 12:10pm MT. pic.twitter.com/eZzsWnQ1eC
Here's hoping the skies clear up in time for Tuesday's games.