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Rogers Centre New Turf: Less than Satisfactory?

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hockeyfan1:
Since  the commencement of the season, MLB has been monitoring the Rogers Centre new artificial turf, amid complaints of strange and bad bounces occurring:


...there has been a lot of talk from players and coaches about the ball bouncing abnormally on the new surface, and the league has apparently taken notice.

The main issue with the turf is that it plays incredibly slow, apparently due to the fact that it is overloaded with the little black rubber pellets that get sprinkled on artificial turf these days.

...but so far this season the batting average on balls in play at the Rogers Centre is just .193, the lowest mark in the league by a considerable margin.The Jays have eight games left to play on their current homestand, and we should know a lot more about just how big of a deal this slower turf is by the end of it.



http://deadspin.com/mlb-is-reportedly-looking-into-the-blue-jays-weird-new-1698040135

L K:
This is an article back from April at the start of the year.  Nothing more has been said since that time.

hockeyfan1:
It (the article) is still worthy to post and to know.

Andy:

--- Quote from: hockeyfan1 on July 29, 2015, 11:06:48 AM ---It (the article) is still worthy to post and to know.

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Well it is kind of important considering the team no longer "has eight games left to play on their homestand" wherein "we should know a lot more about how big a deal this turf is."

herman:

--- Quote from: L K on July 29, 2015, 10:24:12 AM ---This is an article back from April at the start of the year.  Nothing more has been said since that time.

--- End quote ---

Heard this yesterday: http://www.tsn.ca/radio/toronto-1050/o-dowd-tulowitzki-will-thrive-with-jays-1.337283

Turf talk in relation to the Tulo signing, by Dan O'Dowd (Former Rockies GM) at around the 3:00 mark.

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