Happy Grounds Crew Day!

groundskeepersI wrote a letter to Punxsutawney Phil as an ode to the more than 1,000 groundskeepers who are preparing Spring Training and Major League Ballparks for us — and that’s not even counting all the Minor League parks! Do you know what their typical day is like? Did you know that groundskeeper was the first profession ever according to the Bible? Do you know how many members are on a typical grounds crew for Spring Training and the 30 Major League parks? Phil has been notified, that’s for sure. Bill Murray is even on our side, not his. Hope you enjoy #GroundsCrewDay now that we have taken over each February 2, and please spread the word by commenting on the story and reblogging this post! Also stop by and say hi to MLB head groundskeeping guru Murray Cook, who is about to celebrate the eighth birthday of one of our original 4 MLB.com Blogs created in April 2005. I owe Murray a huge thanks for all the info that went into our Grounds Crew Day story. – Mark

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You have a very good choice in pictures for this entry! :) Go A’s! It’s crazy to think that baseball really is just around the corner. Can’t wait to get back to writing entries about games at 7000 Coliseum Way!
-Nick

http://nbbaseball.wordpress.com/

Reblogged this on My Serendipitous Life as a Baseball Wife and commented:
This past fall, while David was playing in the Arizona Fall League, I had the opportunity to learn what a typical day of the baseball stadium Grounds Crew looks like. I was pretty surprised to hear what goes into keeping the fields looking beautiful but also ensuring they are safe to play on. Today, let’s take a moment to remember the groundskeepers across the country who work diligently every day to ensure baseball season runs smoothly; It can be a thankless job and we couldn’t do it without them!

Ahhhh. That brought a big smile to my face! I hope Dodger Stadium will be ready by Opening day with all the construction there.
Happy Ground Crew Day! Our crew does a fabulous job!
Emma
Http;//crzblue.mlblogs.com

Love the grounds crew who keep the grass looking so awesome!

Thanks – please leave same comment on the MLB.com article!

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