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 Turf, Video, and Dugout upgrades 
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It is my understanding baseball and softball will have new turf and video boards next season.

Has anyone heard of how extensive the dugout mods will be ?

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Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:02 pm
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I hate turf with a passion. I get it, it's far easier to maintain, but I hate that we're going to it.


Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:46 am
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Same here. Not a fan at all of turf.


Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:53 am
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I'm not a fan, but the sport is headed that way. At least in softball world, USSSA is pushing turf with tournament locations in order to reduce multi-day rainouts from waterlogged fields so that the only delays are lightning or true heavy rain.

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Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:12 pm
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As a turf manager, I sure don't like the artificial stuff!
They say it will be cheaper, I don't see that when you have to replace it after not too many years. Still requires some maintenance. The field at Bobcat Stadium drained very well. Most weather problems came with the lightning, not the rain.


Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:21 pm
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Maybe more college teams are using it because it's cheaper, but the MLB is moving away from it. There's only the Rays and Bluejays left with turf and they're working on using grass. Injuries are more of an issue.


Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:52 am
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I'm sure turf is cheaper but it's also a hell of a lot easier for the coaching staff to maintain. I was standing down the LF line at a game this year and overheard Trout and Massengale's wife talking about their husband's coming up to the field at all hours of the night to put the tarp on.


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has there been confirmation that it is artificial turf going in? i keep seeing the word turf being used, but never the word artificial. "turf" applies to real, living, grass as well.

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If you noticed the green stuff between the fence and the sidewalks inside the stadium, that is the artificial turf that will be installed on the field. Got that from some official sources.


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