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UPDATE: No Mets-Rockies triple-header after all

Apr 14, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

Terry Collins AP

UPDATE: Marc Carig tweets that Horwitz was having some fun. So this was just a fun imaginative exercise in the end.

The Mets will be in Colorado for a four-game set with the Rockies and the forecast is not looking good. They already dealt with snow with a recently-completed stop in Minnesota and, as the New York Times shows, there could be more:

Snow is predicted the first three days, with the temperature progressively dropping; on Wednesday predicts a high of 29 degrees and a low of 6. On Thursday, the final day of the series, it is supposed to be sunny, with a temperature of 38. The Web site carries this headline, “April Becoming the Snowiest For Denver in Years.” According to that story, up to a foot of snow is possible next week.

Mets PR director Jay Horwitz tweeted that MLB has given the Mets and Rockies the go-ahead to play a triple-header if necessary:

In case you were wondering which series to pay attention to during the week, it’s Mets-Rockies.

  1. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Over/under 2.5 injuries?

  2. zakharovsa - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Wikipedia says that a tripleheader is prohibited under the CBA. I suspect this is Horwitz being weird again.

  3. cubfan531 - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    I imagine (going on the assumption that Horowitz has accurate info) that there would be more than 1 call-up permitted.

  4. chill1184 - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Collins’ face pretty much sums up my reaction

  5. phrontiersman - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Team Entropy

  6. sknut - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I know this weather in Den and Minnesota is rare but you would think MLB could find a schedule where teams making one stop to a city could wait till May to play. I assumed that tweet was in jest but how crazy would that be.

    • sdelmonte - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      Been thinking this all day. Why couldn’t they send the Mets to San Diego and Kansas City. Or better yet, Atlanta and Miami?

      This goes with the mess the Yankees and Indians are in after last week’s rainouts.


      • Kevin S. - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:31 PM

        Seriously, don’t schedule one-stop trips to non-dome northern cities in April. It isn’t hard.

  7. beerjunkie69 - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    YAWN. Who cares?

    • thebadguyswon - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:54 PM

      Just have another beer.

    • Caught Looking - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      You bored now that football is over?

  8. Joe - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Between this and the story about how he accidentally calls players all the time, it seems that Horwitz generates a LOT of bad PR for a PR guy. Fitting that he’s employed by the Mets.

    • separateandunequal - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:44 AM

      Any PR is good PR….we’re the laughing stock of baseball, might as well keep capitalizing.

  9. oldpaddy - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Good job, Bill.
    Keep up the good work!

  10. moogro - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    The scheduling is really stupid.

  11. DonRSD - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    No way any of these “open air cold weather cities” need to have any home games until after April 25 or so.
    Let them open on the road, also let them have a killer honestand at some point in May/June.

  12. whitdog23 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    horowitz being weird? I thought it was funny. only a clueless, uneducated baseball writer would believe it — and make an issue. just laugh about it and enjoy

    • oldpaddy - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      I think we now know who the most gullible hbt “writer” is.
      $5 to the next guy who pulls one over on Bill.

  13. southpaw77 - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Ernie Banks would do it.
    Let’s play three!

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