Mets, Rockies playing in absurdly cold weather

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It has been a snowman type series in Colorado this week. (USATSI)

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Remarkably, the Mets and Rockies are going to end up getting three games in this week -- a week chock full of excessive snow and bitterly cold temperatures for the month of April in Denver. And Thursday's game is notable for the latter.

Brrrrr. Rubin also noted the wind chill was 23 degrees. And this is an afternoon game.

Also, according to the Mets' broadcast on SNY, this is the coldest game on record in any MLB park since 1991.

The broadcast noted that, via Elias Sports Bureau, the next coldest games were Marlins-Cubs in Wrigley Field on April 8, 1997, and Tigers-Royals in Kauffman Stadium on April 7, 2007, both of which were 29 degrees.

With the phrasing of the "coldest game since 1991" and the two games that were the next coldest being since then, it leads us to believe this isn't necessarily an all-time record but instead a case in which the data didn't go back past 1991.

Still, that's freaking cold. Baseball players are supposed to be the "boys of summer."

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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