TAG: Major League Baseball

MLB teams up with landscape company to renovate historic minor league field

June 22, 2017By

MLB partnered with BrightView, a national landscape services and snow removal company, to renovate Bowman Field, the second oldest minor league ballpark in the U.S., in preparation to host the MLB Little League Classic Game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals Aug. 20, during the Little League World Series. BrightView Design Group designed the new field, and BrightView’s... read more

Managing turf for the Midsummer Classic

July 2, 2015By

Imagine the brightest lights in your profession on the best athletes in the sport and millions of eyes watching TV all on the turf you maintain. That is what Steve Lord, head groundskeeper at Great American Ball Park, is facing when MLB’s annual All-Star Game will be played on his field July 14. “This is a once in a career... read more

MLB monitoring Rogers Centre’s new AstroTurf

April 16, 2015By

Reports say that the MLB will keep an eye on the new AstroTurf playing surface at Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays. Installed before the 2015 season, the new synthetic turf playing surface has already drawn concern over abnormal bounces and action from balls. #MLB is actively monitoring the turf situation at Rogers Centre due to irregular bounces on the surface, source says. — Jon Morosi... read more

Turface, MLB, Baseball Canada to host baseball maintenance clinics in May

May 5, 2014By

Turface Athletics, in partnership with Baseball Canada and Major League Baseball (MLB), will conduct its first Field and Ballpark Maintenance Clinic Series throughout Canada in May. Murray Cook, the field and ballpark consultant for MLB, and other industry experts will lead three clinics in three different ballparks in Canada. The clinics are designed to arm attendees with information to help enhance... read more

Marlins Park’s journey to Platinum TE paspalum

March 28, 2014By

The Marlins Park grounds crew is looking forward to MLB’s Opening Day on March 31, in hopes that they finally found the perfect turfgrass: Platinum TE paspalum. During the two-year journey that led to Platinum TE, the park, home of the Miami Marlins and the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) stadium in the U.S., has also been... read more