Beacon Athletics Diamond DaVincis

Let's talk ballfields.

This podcast is dedicated to the artistry and science of sports field management. Diamond Davincis celebrates the men and women in the sports field industry whose fields are their canvas. This podcast will discuss ballfields and their artists at all levels — from the little leagues to the bigs, and everywhere in between. From time to time we may venture into the world of football and soccer groundskeeping. Golf? Forget about it! They have their own shows. We hope to educate, inform and entertain you with interviews from around the sports field management industry. Give your mind a break while working on your fields and give us a listen. Email questions directly to podcast@beaconathletics.com.

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Episode 24 begins with a little Bullpen talk when we follow up our conversation about phosphorus soil testing. Then it’s time for an amazing Outta the Park interview with Al Capitos (Sports Turf and Maintenance Superintendent, Purdue University) who was part of the first MLB-Cuban exhibition game in 1999. Then it’s a weedy Turf Science segment to finish things off.

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Chick Chicky Boom (April 20, 2016)

Yes sir, I’m Cuban Pete
I’m the king of the rumba beat
When I play the maracas
I go chick chicky boom, chick chicky boom, chick chicky boom

This week we are truly feeling the Cuban beat and can’t wait to dive in to our Outta The Park interview with Al Capitos (Sports Turf and Maintenance Superintendent, Purdue University) who was part of the first MLB-Cuban exhibition game in 1999. He tells us all about his amazing trip including a very surprising beginning to his journey that happened before he even left the Baltimore airport.

But first we start the show with a little Bullpen Session where we follow up on the unexpectedly high phosphorus test results Paul received at his minor league fields. Then we finish things up with some Turf Science, or at least a little weed science as it relates to turf – some broadleaf weeds are particularly difficult to control but there are a few strategies to consider that can make it a little easier for you.

Segments: Bullpen, Outta the Park, Turf Science

Guests: Al Capitos (Sports Turf and Maintenance Superintendent, Purdue University)

▶ Outta the Park:
Slide Show: Making Sense of All the Post Emergent Herbicide Options in Turf Brian McDonald, OSU Horticulture, 2013.
Broadleaf Weed Control in Lawns Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University. Page 4 has the graph we discussed in the show.