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bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
79468 posts

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the astro turf fad was over. people had realized how stupid it was. and then the rays come in with field turf. im not telling people how to run their program, just dont expect me not to look down on them for having a field terf baseball field. looks ridiculous.





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bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
79468 posts

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I don't see any ULL fans claiming to be better or even close to LSU on here or even predicting a win tomorrow.


just one on the msb. so no not many.






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graychef
George Mason Fan
Broussard
Member since Jun 2008
16862 posts

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I live in Laffy and graduated from LSU so I believe I'm in tune with both sides. Each school has their fare share of jackasses. This is an LSU site so you'll see more P&G jackasses here. But don't kid yourself in believing ULL fans are immune to the petty jawing and walk under halos.





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Broham
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Feb 2005
14148 posts

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looks ridiculous.

I agree






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double d
Baylor Fan
Amarillo by morning
Member since Jun 2004
6610 posts

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Whether we like it or not, money is a big issue for most schools. The turf is a one time cost of about 1 million that will last 15 years at least (or so they say). You could buy alot of sand, dirt, paint/chalk, and diamond dry for that money but you have to factor in the labor costs. In the long run it's probably cheaper for the turf. I love a grass field, but I'm glad I don't have to maintain it anymore. My favorite grass field is USM, it is usually in awesome shape.





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bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
79468 posts

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somehow for years on years they managed to have grass fields. i undertand it may be cheaper, but you can sell the "money is such a huge issue" bs to someone else.





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double d
Baylor Fan
Amarillo by morning
Member since Jun 2004
6610 posts

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Well being involved with field maintenance, it is. Grass fields aren't all nice, heck the old Alex Box was terrible if you want to be honest about it.





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bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
79468 posts

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it would be huge for you and me. a university can figure it out. its a copout excuse. the old box had great fields to start with. by the end of the season though you can tell a difference.





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Harry Caray
USA Fan
Astros 2016 AL West Champs
Member since Aug 2009
13479 posts

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this field is so damn lame.





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Harry Caray
USA Fan
Astros 2016 AL West Champs
Member since Aug 2009
13479 posts

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Small budget meant no grounds crew which meant players and coaches getting there early to work the infield.


besides the main guy in charge (who's also in charge of Tiger Stadium) and an old guy here and there, most of the grounds crew is unpaid beyond a meal ticket at LSU.






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Cajunese
LA-Lafayette Fan
Lafayette, La.
Member since Jun 2005
1351 posts

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The old grass surface at Moore Field used to slope downward about halfway between second base and the center field wall. Rather than leveling the field out, they installed turf instead.





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chalmetteowl
New Orleans Saints Fan
Chalmette
Member since Jan 2008
11932 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...


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somehow for years on years they managed to have grass fields. i undertand it may be cheaper, but you can sell the "money is such a huge issue" bs to someone else.


think of the money saved by a turf field as a pay raise for the coach






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unotiger21
UNO Fan
Member since Sep 2010
114 posts

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Actually it is very similar to grass. How exactly in your experience did the ball play different?





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slutiger5
Southeastern LA Fan
Parroquias de Florida
Member since May 2007
8158 posts

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This has to tear some knees up, huh?





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