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Tuesday Rockpile: Uniform fun in store at Coors Field in doubleheader

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The Rockies and Mets won't wear normal uniforms at any point during the doubleheader today, and not just because it's going to be, like, 3 degrees outside in Denver.

Doug Pensinger

If the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets are able to get in both games of a split doubleheader at Coors Field on Tuesday, fans -- particularly, those of us who pay attention to uniform details -- will be in for a treat. That is, if there are any in attendance.

In Game 1 of the twin bill, the Rockies and Mets will honor Jackie Robinson by having each player wear his No. 42, which of course, has become an annual tradition in Major League Baseball. It gets really fun in Game 2, as the clubs will wear throwback jerseys from 1993, the year the Rockies kicked off their existence with a two-game series against the Mets at Shea Stadium in Queens, N.Y.

Here is a photo of the jerseys, courtesy of the Rockies' official Twitter account:

As you can see, the Rockies will be wearing road grays in a home game. There was a mild uproar on Twitter about this, but I don't see a problem with it whatsoever. The Rockies didn't wear home jerseys in their inaugural game. And all rules get thrown out the window in games featuring throwback jerseys. So cool down, traditionalists.

Of course, by the time first pitch is slated to take place in the second game, Coors Field could be covered with a fresh blanket of snow for the second consecutive day. A rain and snow mix is expected in the area during the day, with temperatures dropping into the low 30s in the evening. Promotions such as this are a great idea and generally help bring fans to the ballpark, but if the weather doesn't cooperate, none of that really matters.

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Turns out Amazin' Avenue wrote about the same thing. GREAT.

Yovani Gallardo was arrested for driving under the influence and reportedly blew a 0.22. The problem continues...

Deadspin wrote about last night's snow-out.