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SBD/April 17, 2013/Franchises
Rockies Owner Monfort: Organization Unprepared For Heavy Snowfall
Published April 17, 2013
SNOW SAGES: In Denver, Troy Renck notes the Rockies have "dealt with snow issues before." They have "played in frigid conditions, including the playoffs." But Monfort said that this situation was "unique." Monfort: "We have four games (with the Mets), and Wednesday has a chance of getting (postponed), so the best weather was supposed to be (Tuesday). I tried to come up with ideas to get the snow out of here, and they were (bad) ideas. So I grabbed a shovel, and the next thing I know it's noon." He added that the team "requested manpower help from a temp service they typically rely on, but most of those people failed to show up because of the wintry weather and poor driving conditions." The Rockies "provided free tickets to the second game to fans who attended the opener." Since the upper deck was "not shoveled, spectators were permitted to move to the lower bowl." The forecast is "unfavorable" for today's game. Monfort admitted that the Rockies "need a better plan than shovel-wielding employees" to ensure the game goes on (DENVER POST, 4/17).