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itsnotrequired
03-17-2006, 01:31 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/EBE4313D2F755E8F862571320070FA55?OpenDocument


Beneath bright sunshine, workers today began unrolling thick Kentucky bluegrass sod across the infield at the new Busch Stadium.

Roger Bossard, who is overseeing the turf-spreading job, said the blended turf will be less threatened by illnesses that ail grass than did the Bermuda in the old park. Pop-up sprinklers have been installed beneath the surface throughout the field to provide quick quenchers on hot days.

Bossard is on loan from his job as chief groundskeeper for the Chicago White Sox.

At least they got the right man for the job!

Now if only the Cards would loan their seat installation contractor to the Sox...

Tekijawa
03-17-2006, 01:52 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/EBE4313D2F755E8F862571320070FA55?OpenDocument



At least they got the right man for the job!

Now if only the Cards would loan their seat installation contractor to the Sox...


I think he's done this for most of the New Ball Parks. I still think that he'll get into the Hall of fame some day for his contributions to the game... they might as well induct the rest of the family while they are at it.

itsnotrequired
03-17-2006, 01:54 PM
I think he's done this for most of the New Ball Parks. I still think that he'll get into the Hall of fame some day for his contributions to the game... they might as well induct the rest of the family while they are at it.

they could add quite a few members of the Sox family to that list. Nancy Faust and Gene Honda come to mind.

Baby Fisk
03-17-2006, 01:58 PM
In all of the computerized images of the new park, they show a bullseye pitcher's mound. Is there any confirmation that the bullseye mound will be part of the new park or was it just some architect's whimsical doodling?

TheOldRoman
03-17-2006, 02:11 PM
In all of the computerized images of the new park, they show a bullseye pitcher's mound. Is there any confirmation that the bullseye mound will be part of the new park or was it just some architect's whimsical doodling?
The groundskeepers were asked that a couple of weeks ago, and they said they would try to put it in, though they pretty much despised it. It would be just for aesthetic purposes, obviously. They don't know if they could make it work or not.

RSox78
03-18-2006, 08:03 AM
Seems really late to install grass. I know at new Comiskey the grass was in before the 1990 season ended. But I'm sure the Sod Father knows more about it than I do.

Scottiehaswheels
03-18-2006, 08:31 AM
Now if only the Cards would loan their seat installation contractor to the Sox...

Nah... For the Sodfather we get Mulder in July! :D:

JohnBasedowYoda
03-19-2006, 11:24 PM
Gene Honda come to mind.

:offtopic:

I've been seeing him a lot on WTTW. He's been introducing programming and voice-overs for some of the previews.

BanditJimmy
03-19-2006, 11:45 PM
Sod Father is a National Icon. Can't wait til they start printing postatge stamps with his face.

Trav
03-20-2006, 12:35 AM
The carpet they installed in Comiskey met his approval. That may keep him out of the hall.

dickallen15
03-20-2006, 05:46 AM
Seems really late to install grass. I know at new Comiskey the grass was in before the 1990 season ended. But I'm sure the Sod Father knows more about it than I do.

Considering he was going to replace the turf at USCF but said the playoff run ended that thought because of time constraints., I agree with you.

mjharrison72
03-20-2006, 10:07 AM
So much for my theory that the new Busch Stadium was going to be the first in baseball to have a pavement field.

Luke
03-20-2006, 11:23 AM
So much for my theory that the new Busch Stadium was going to be the first in baseball to have a pavement field.

Wrong

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/min/ballpark/min_ballpark_history.jsp

SBSoxFan
03-20-2006, 11:33 AM
Wrong

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/min/ballpark/min_ballpark_history.jsp


I'm so glad they replaced that turf. Without it, there's no longer a major home field advantage for the twins, and the Sox can actually win some games there now!

Does anyone remember the game Richard Dotson lost on an inside-the-park homerun when a popup landed in front of Baines and bounced over his head? :rolleyes:

oeo
03-20-2006, 12:25 PM
At least they got the right man for the job!

Hey, he's got to get to work on our grass...last I saw it wasn't up to "Bossard standards". There's no time for this...

BeeBeeRichard
03-20-2006, 01:51 PM
Grrrr... It was a Sunday afternoon in about 1984 if I remember correctly. One of the most bitter Sox losses that I can recall.


I'm so glad they replaced that turf. Without it, there's no longer a major home field advantage for the twins, and the Sox can actually win some games there now!

Does anyone remember the game Richard Dotson lost on an inside-the-park homerun when a popup landed in front of Baines and bounced over his head? :rolleyes:

paciorek1983
03-20-2006, 06:10 PM
As ggod as roger seems to be, I really hate the stripes that he makes out of the grass at our park. I'd rather see the checkerboard look like Angel Stadium, or I'd rather see it plain.:whiner:

PaleHosed
03-20-2006, 09:20 PM
As ggod as roger seems to be, I really hate the stripes that he makes out of the grass at our park. I'd rather see the checkerboard look like Angel Stadium, or I'd rather see it plain.:whiner:

I'd rather see the checkerboard too. Or even better was when they did that logo in the outfield for the allstar game. That looked pretty sweet. Probably a pain in the butt to do though.

WSox8404
03-21-2006, 10:08 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/EBE4313D2F755E8F862571320070FA55?OpenDocument



At least they got the right man for the job!

Now if only the Cards would loan their seat installation contractor to the Sox...



Ha. Lawn seats for everyone!

Viva Medias B's
03-22-2006, 09:22 PM
At least in this picture (http://www.kmov.com/stadiumcam/images/stadium_640.jpg), the stadium looks like it's all but done. The scoreboards appear to be working now.

Professor
03-23-2006, 07:40 AM
At least in this picture (http://www.kmov.com/stadiumcam/images/stadium_640.jpg), the stadium looks like it's all but done. The scoreboards appear to be working now.

The scoreboard has been operational for about two weeks now. Along the first base side, there is a scoreboard display on the outside of the stadium; so everytime I am driving home from work on 64W, I am able to see the scoreboard--they have been playing highlight clips for the past two weeks.