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Brrrrr! Temps drop as Reds pick up vs. Bucs

CINCINNATI -- When Monday's series opener between the Reds and Pirates started, it was 66 degrees at first pitch. Following a night of showers that suspended the game and an early morning snowfall, temperatures were in the high 30s when play resumed in the seventh inning on Tuesday.

Players warmed up wearing knit caps on their head and several wore tights under their uniform pants. Temperatures were forecasted to reach the high 20s or low 30s during Game 2 in the evening.

"I can't think of when a baseball season started that the weather went from 80 degrees on Sunday to a high of 40 with it dropping into the 30s and 20s and windy within 24 hours," Reds shortstop Zack Cozart said Tuesday afternoon. "It's kind of crazy."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.
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