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TJG210
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New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
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re: ULL baseball field surface question...

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I rather real dirt also but plain and simple ULL doesn't have the budget to maintain a field and keep it in pristine shape like most of the sec schools.


What do you mean? Afterall we learned in the other thread that ULL ranks 26th in average attendance and has had a staggering 2 sellouts in the past 3 seasons. With a fanbase like that the money should be rolling in.


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D011ahbi11
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2007
7365 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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Even this, what is the point? They have tarps to cover the infield when it is raining. I don't see any point in having a turf infield. Serves no real purpose other than to give up a lot of base hits.

Are you serious? The point is first it can drain a lot of water quickly so rainouts don't happen often. Then there's not much field maintenance everyday.
Also the turf plays pretty much just like real grass.


AP83
LA-Lafayette Fan
Plaucheville
Member since Sep 2009
1687 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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What do you mean? Afterall we learned in the other thread that ULL ranks 26th in average attendance and has had a staggering 2 sellouts in the past 3 seasons. With a fanbase like that the money should be rolling in.


You are one stupid frick as there are maybe 3 baseball programs in the country that turn a profit.



double d
Baylor Fan
Amarillo by morning
Member since Jun 2004
8833 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
Believe it or not, the turf is not faster on ground balls than a hard natural surface and you don't get the high bounces either. I know a couple of coaches who don't like it because infielders have made plays on balls that would have gone through on grass. Of course in rainy weather they love it.


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PurpleAndGold86
Member since Jun 2012
11036 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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The point is first it can drain a lot of water quickly so rainouts don't happen often.


I was referring only to the infield Einstein. If the OF was turf and the IF was grass, but covered with a tarp, rainouts would be approximately the same.

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Also the turf plays pretty much just like real grass.


bullshitee. It isn't even close.

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Then there's not much field maintenance everyday.


This is the only one I will give you. I wasn't looking at it from a monetary point as I have already stated. I was strictly talking about playing.


bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
84546 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
just spend a little more and keep grass. for fricks sake is nothing sacred. this is baseball.


PurpleAndGold86
Member since Jun 2012
11036 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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just spend a little more and keep grass. for fricks sake is nothing sacred. this is baseball.


+infinity



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D011ahbi11
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2007
7365 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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I was referring only to the infield Einstein. If the OF was turf and the IF was grass, but covered with a tarp, rainouts would be approximately the same.

I guess you dont realize that at times it may be raining while the game is being played. The infield aint going to be covered at that time. Turf means you wont have to stop the game because the infield conditions are too bad.

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bullshitee. It isn't even close.

It really is, but whatever.
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TJG210
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
22941 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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You are one stupid frick as there are maybe 3 baseball programs in the country that turn a profit.


Come on as the mighty University of Louisiana and your 1 CWS appearance I would expect more.


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PurpleAndGold86
Member since Jun 2012
11036 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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I guess you dont realize that at times it may be raining while the game is being played. The infield aint going to be covered at that time.


Oh it ain't? They ain't gonna cover it when it is raining and they are playing? Who woulda thunk it.

No, I'm just smart enough to realize when they are playing on it in the rain, it typically isn't raining very hard. In these situations they usually put diamond dry or another substance in the dirt to help dry it up every inning or as needed. It isn't going to become so saturated that they can't play on it all of the sudden if they have been playing through the rain and it hasn't gotten any harder.

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It really is, but whatever.


No, it really isn't, but you are the smartest guy in this thread so you win.


D011ahbi11
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2007
7365 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
You've played on both turf and grass?

I have and really didnt notice much difference.


Baers Foot
LA-Lafayette Fan
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Member since Dec 2011
1355 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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You've played on both turf and grass?

I have and really didnt notice much difference.


I doubt he has, he's probably drawing from his personal experience in youth rec leagues.


BraveCajun
LA-Lafayette Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2009
103 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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just spend a little more and keep grass. for fricks sake is nothing sacred. this is baseball.


Playing baseball at night used to be considered sacrilege. MLB has allowed their teams to use artifical turf since 1966.


bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
84546 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
i didnt say it was illegal. its just a god awful idea. i blame the rays for this stupid trend.


BraveCajun
LA-Lafayette Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2009
103 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
Actually you can blame the astros...


hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
123567 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
These guys probably haven't even ever played on the turf at the softball capital of the world.


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bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
84546 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
dont think the astros have ever played on field turf.


Broham
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Feb 2005
14763 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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dont think the astros have ever played on field turf.

BOOM


AP83
LA-Lafayette Fan
Plaucheville
Member since Sep 2009
1687 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
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Come on as the mighty University of Louisiana and your 1 CWS appearance I would expect more.


If you knew me you would know I am more of a LSU fan than ULL fan but i do like both schools. It's amazing the people on here that compare LSU to ULL. I don't see any ULL fans claiming to be better or even close to LSU on here or even predicting a win tomorrow. Yes ULL fans and Lafayette are excited to host LSU tomorrow as it's not often LSU comes to town nor is it often they leave BR before SEC play starts. It would be nice if people could just discuss the game on here instead of putting down everything ULL but then again this is the rant and that would never happen.


jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
36378 posts

re: ULL baseball field surface question...
That gay. Give me dirt and grass fool.


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