“Day At The Ballpark”… Part IV, The Grounds Crew

For fourteen years, the City of Portland, Maine oversaw the maintenance of Hadlock Field – the home of the Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox); but this year, for the first time in the franchise’s existence, the Sea Dogs franchise assumed responsibility for field maintenance.

Portland native Rick Anderson has a rich pedigree in facilities and turf maintenance. His father worked for the City of Portland for thirty-five years, the last fifteen of which he served as the Director of Parks & Recreation… his brother holds the Director’s position in the City of South Portland. Rick, himself, worked for the Portland Parks Department for thirty-five years – for the last twenty-five years he was employed as the foreman for the city’s athletic facilities. When Sea Dogs franchise was awarded to the City (then, part of the Florida Marlins organization) he was assigned responsibility for overseeing the maintenance of the ballpark… and he has been taking care of Hadlock Field ever since.

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