We’re On a Roll (June 15, 2016)
How does the ball roll affect the players and the game and how can we as groundskeepers adjust this key mechanic for both baseball and soccer? Larry DiVito (Head Groundskeeper, Minnesota Twins) has put a lot of thought and effort into this part of field management while working for the LA Dodgers, Washington Nationals and D.C. United. He’s written an extensive article about all the maintenance practices that can affect how the ball rolls and how firm the playing surface will be and we’re discussing it with him today in our Outta the Park interview.
Another effect on ball speed and playability is turfgrass stress- a key summer stress comes from heat and this is true for warm and cool season turf grasses. Paul and Theresa discuss how syringing can work for you, regardless of your field’s maintenance level, in today’s High/Low segment.
Segments: High/Low, Outta the Park
Guests: Larry DiVito (Head Groundskeeper, Minnesota Twins
▶ Outta the Park:
Managing Infield Ball Speed via SportsTurf online
Standard Guide for Construction of High Performance Sand-Based Rootzones for Athletic Fields