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Rockies game postponed following water main break outside Coors Field

Mark Townsend
Big League Stew

'When it rains it pours' may have been a good way to describe the Colorado Rockies luck over the past few seasons. Unfortunately, in 2014, things are going so poorly that even when it doesn't rain, the Rockies find themselves under water and searching for a way to the surface.

We're only half-joking on the latter, because prior to Saturday night's scheduled game against the Cincinnati Reds, a water main popped on Blake Street right outside the ticket booth at Coors Field, causing the game to first be delayed and then eventually postponed. 

Here's a look at the scene about 25 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch.

Fans were eager to enter the ballpark early on Saturday, as the first 15,000 fans were to receive a special Todd Helton — spelled correctly, we assure you — collectible jersey. It's all a part of Todd Helton weekend in Denver, which will include the retirement of his No. 17 jersey prior to the Sunday afternoon game.

Fans were allowed entry into the stadium despite many restrooms and concession stands being out of order. The giveaway went on as scheduled.

And yes, the jokes were flowing just as freely as the water.

Baseball has seen its share of ballpark issues over the past two seasons, mostly centering around O.co Coliseum in Oakland. That's one of the many reasons the A's are still looking for a new home.

This is the first such issue in or around Coors Field, which is now the third oldest ballpark in the National League despite opening in 1995.  

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