Monday, January 16, 2012

Two Items

The New York Times had a nice piece about the "Frozen Tundra" of Lambeau Field and how they keep it so nice and green so late into the year. Money quote:

The contraption fools Mother Nature. Johnson used the lights 24 hours a day from October to early December, moving them every other day between games. Because the lights hang about six feet above the grass, other groundskeeping duties — mowing and watering, mostly — can continue, though the blast from a high-pressure sprinkler can occasionally shatter one of the long, clear incandescent bulbs.

In other news: George Toma was inducted into the Major League Baseball Groundskeeper Hall of Fame!

Until next time.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I'm Back?

I caught some of the Bengals game against the Ravens today and noticed the turf was 'striped' similar to baseball diamonds.

010112 bengals stripes

010112 bengals sideline

Until next time.