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Thread: Chillicothe's Turf

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    Yay! dabvu2498's Avatar
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    Re: Chillicothe's Turf

    Quote Originally Posted by KySteveH
    Doesn't seem like that would be any worse than small pieces of rock or hardened dirt.
    That's the thing... the Turface "dirt" that most fields (even high school and rec league) use now isn't rocky or hard. When they wet it down, it's nice...
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Legen...dary reds44's Avatar
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    Re: Chillicothe's Turf

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt
    Field turf is something I never want to step on again....mainly becuase I have only been on it once and I ended up tearing my ACL while on it. As a side note to that, sliding or diving on it is slightly worse than falling or sliding on grass, and you can barely tell a difference. It is actually real nice to play on, granted I was playing football but you have nice traction, just like if you were on real grass.
    Yes, but I am talking about around the bases. I wouldn't want to slide into 3rd on grass.
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    Re: Chillicothe's Turf

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498
    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.
    In my experience, infield dirt is a lot more abrasive than grass. A few hard slides into second, and you have a hole in your pants. A few slides after balls in the outfield, and you have grass stains.

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    Re: Chillicothe's Turf

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Yes, but I am talking about around the bases. I wouldn't want to slide into 3rd on grass.
    I'd much rather slide on grass and eliminate the perma-strawberry.


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