DENVER (AP) — The sun was out and the sky was clear around Coors Field. So this was one unusual postponement.
Saturday night’s game between the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds was called off because of a water main break outside the ballpark.
It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday. The first game will start at 4:10 p.m. EDT and the second at 9:10 p.m.
The Rockies originally said the game would be delayed 30 minutes, and city officials were on their way to fix the issue. There were pools of water visible on the street and sidewalk near Blake Street, which is right outside the gate of the park.
Restrooms inside Coors Field were not working and there were only limited concessions. Yellow tape was put up to keep fans away from the street and police officers patrolled the area.
About 40 minutes after the scheduled first pitch, the Denver Office of Emergency Management requested the game be postponed.
This bizarre development was almost par for the course for the Rockies in what has been a tumultuous season. They’re last in the National League and in danger of losing 100 games for the first time in their history.
“Whatever can happen will this year,” Ryan Lewis of Billings, Montana, said. “I’d be surprised if we didn’t have a hurricane.”