Mowing patterns in major league baseball run the gamut, from San Francisco’s AT&T Park, where the grass is mowed in one direction so no pattern appears, to Boston’s Fenway Park, where the groundskeeper David Mellor is renowned for his grass-cutting creativity. Here is what fans can expect to see when the playoffs begin . . .If I owned a stadium, I'd probably make my son mow it. Builds character.
. . . LOS ANGELES ANGELS, ANGEL STADIUM: Barney Lopas mows the outfield so that each fielder stands among stripes pointed toward home, to help balls roll straight rather than “snake.”The infield is a popular variation of checkerboards and stripes.Lopas’ hopes for the playoffs: “Just green grass and no snaking.”
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The Green Green Grass of Home
I'm not gonna lie to you. This kind of stuff interests me way more than it should: