I wish I could say the same for the concrete that’s surrounding it. Or the artificial turf that’s going to be surrounding it this season. But hey, it’s a start. And that infield is looking mighty nice.
The image above was tweeted this afternoon by Steven Brooks — aka @sbrooksbaseball, aka the Blue Jays’ senior vice president of business — and… yep. There it is alright! A big league-lookin’ infield!
Well, the dirt part at least.
As in: the part surrounded by concrete.
Also please don’t ask why the outfield seats are in football configuration (let’s just assume it’s because of monster trucks or something?).
Anyway! “Sand all in and levelled,” says Brooks in his tweet of the picture. Later, when asked how they prevent the lip between the turf and the dirt from becoming dangerous, he added that it’s pretty much the “same as before. Turf 1.5″ higher than lip. Turf extended, covers the lip and is tucked under the clay.”
He also said that having a dirt path from the mound to the plate was “too old school,” which… if that’s a euphemism for something that’s unnecessary and adds cost, um… sure!
So there you have it! Sort of.