"A running joke turf managers have is everyone thinks we just mow and water grass," Tribble said. "I doubt people realize that for a 6:30 pm (baseball) game we start at 8 am and do as much as we can until about 3:15. Between taking care of the edges on the infield to prevent bad hops, keeping the warning track from getting too dusty and mowing for 2 hours every day, it can be quite a bit. People probably come to a game and see us out there 30 minutes before the game chalking and watering and think that's the extent of our work day."

Interview with Todd Tribble, athletic field superintendent at Oklahoma State

“A running joke turf managers have is everyone thinks we just mow and water grass,” Tribble said. “I doubt people realize that for a 6:30 p.m. (baseball) game we start at 8 a.m. and do as much as we can until about 3:15 p.m. Between taking care of the edges on the infield to prevent bad hops, keeping the warning track from getting too dusty and mowing for two hours every day, it can be quite a bit. People probably come to a game and see us out there 30 minutes before the game chalking and watering and think that’s the extent of our work day.”


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