Why do they put tarps on baseball fields?
When these get too wet, it becomes hazardous to the runner with the slippery mud surface. The mud prohibits proper sliding into base for safety. Mud getting smeared onto a ball hit into the dirt area would make handling and throwing the ball treacherous. Placing a tarp over the infield protects it from excessive water.
How heavy is a baseball field tarp?
Full infield tarps are going to be heavy, anyway you look at it, especially when wet. Even the smallest tarps with lightweight materials (4-6oz) can weigh nearly 500 lbs. And the largest tarp with premium heavyweight vinyl (10 oz) can weigh more than a ton.
What MLB team has the best grounds crew?
Reds grounds crew: MLB’s best (& only) fans.
How do you cover a baseball field?
Baseball field tarps and turf covers can be the ultimate protection for your fields. Full tarps, skin tarps, home plate, and pitching mound area tarps, as well as batting practice protectors help keep your fields in top shape. For those heavy-traffic areas, we recommend track protectors and sideline turf protectors.