Originally Posted by Red Heeler
It wouldn't be any different than sliding on grass. You might stop a little quicker than on dirt, though. Maybe that is a home field advantage - some Wily Mays Hayes "just a bit short" slides from the opposition.
I would guess you'd stop quite a bit quicker. I'd also guess their uniform replacement/repair bills will go up. No enough to compare to the cost of not having a grounds crew anymore.
It's a neat idea. But I doubt if any major league (or high minor league) teams will go for it.