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Discussion: Phoenix Worlds

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Nov. 14, 2009
Men's 50
96 posts
Phoenix Worlds
I would like to pay respect to the crew who provided the nice field maintenance we had in Phoenix last month. The field maintenance crew wet and dragged the infields of our fields before every single game we played. Nice job!

Also, I was honored to meet Mike Macenko at that tournament.
Nov. 15, 2009
Men's 65
2229 posts
I agree wholeheartedly with the conditions of the fields. They were great, as always. Don't suppose we could entice some of these field maintenance guys to Albuquerque?
Nov. 15, 2009
314 posts
i agree the fields were kept in great shape , the only thing that i noticed was that the ground crew had no idea the correct size of the batters boxes, kinda important thing to know i would think.
some of the boxes were 4x8 and so on, ssusa might need to let them know correct size for next year. our team played at cesar chavez, might not have been done like that everywhere.
Nov. 15, 2009
Men's 60
61 posts
I agree, the fields at Grayhawk were maintained very well. The most important thing, in my opinion, is the batters boxes. Between games, most tournaments just scrape dust into 4 or 5 inch holes and make them look pretty - until the first batter scrapes the dust out of the holes so he doesn’t slide out of the box on his stride. Grayhawk’s crew would scrape out the dust, water the boxes, mix it with the dust, and tamp. By game time (just a matter of minutes), they were ideal. The boxes at the Cal Cup and the St. George fields at the Spring Worlds were great too. By the way, Dave was the TD at two of the parks I mentioned.
Nov. 15, 2009
Men's 65
839 posts

Fran was the TD at the other park. Must be a great husband and wife combo. Thanks for all of the hard work and efforts and listening to our concerns with an open mind.

Andy Smith
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