By Jon Weisman
- share best practices
- learn about the latest field maintenance equipment, materials and methods
- discuss current topics, research and industry news
- learn from industry experts, league representatives, managers and players
- and, of course, tour the host ballpark.
[mlbvideo id=”540465683″ width=”550″ height=”308″ /]
More than 50 attendees (though not Groundskeeper Willie) are expected at this year’s event, which will also include a Field Maintenance Clinic with topics such as:
- pitching mound repair
- infield edge maintenance
- infield skin maintenance
- equipment maintenance
- equipment demonstration
- turf cultural practices
- and (this one’s worth the price of admission, if there were admission) mowing patterns.
Local youth-based organizations expected to participate include the Pasadena Unified School District, John Muir High School and recipients of Dodgers Dreamfields, including Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, Culver Marina Little League, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation and City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks.
The field maintenance clinic will support the the annual field renovation project undertaken by the groundskeepers this year at the John Muir High School baseball field, the field of Baseball Hall of Famer and Dodger legend Jackie Robinson. That project is spearheaded by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.