Kind of like the Supreme Court on obscenity, the Mets will know it when they see it. Or feel it . There is no set criteria by Major League Baseball for it being too cold to play a baseball game, Sandy Alderson said Saturday, before the Mets played the Twins in 36-degree weather.
“Twenty-eight, 26, I don’t know where you draw the line,” the general manager said. “Nine would seem to qualify.”
Alderson was referring to a forecast of a low temperature of nine degrees for a Wednesday night game in Denver. He said he has had conversations about that with MLB, but there has been no cutoff for when it is too cold to play. “I’ve asked that question and I don’t think there is an objective bright line,” Alderson said.
As the Mets came off the field after their 16-5 win over the Twins Friday night in 32-degree weather, Terry Collins said it was pretty bitter. “Shaking their hands, their hands were ice cold,” the manager said of his players.
Looking ahead, Collins could only laugh at the forecast in Denver. “If we are playing and it’s nine degrees outside, we’re going to have to have a little investigation. The field is really going to have to be heated.
“Again, we’ll have to wait until Wednesday. I’ve played a lot of cold baseball, but I’ve never played in nine-degree weather.”
Posted: April 14, 2013 at 06:48 AM | 164 comment(s)
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