Stories about laying sod are surprisingly popular among Ballpark Digest readers. Today’s installment of As the Sod Turns: The new playing surface goes down at Blair County Ballpark.
It’s a little surprising how popular stories about laying sod are among Ballpark Digest readers. Today’s installment of As the Sod Turns: The new playing surface goes down at Blair County Ballpark, home of the Altoona Curve (Class AA; Eastern League). As you’ll recall, the Curve has been plagued for years by bad drainage on the field, but a grant from the state helped the team and Blair County put in the new turf.
Today, sod was laid on the infield and the first layers of cinders were placed on part the warning track. Tomorrow, work on laying sod in the outfield is expected to begin. The sod is Kentucky Blue Grass and was delivered from the Tuckahoe Sod Farm in Hamilton, N.J.
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