Every baseball fan is hoping the grass is greener right now. For Dodgers fans, it already is.
This offseason, both the outfield and infield grass was replaced at Dodger Stadium. According to CBS Los Angeles, it’s the first time there’s been a “complete field makeover” since 2016.
According to Dodger Stadium head groundskeeper Jordan Lorenz, the project costs approximately $200,000. In other words, about 30 Dodger Stadium micheladas.
Lorenz also explained that the field was due for some fresh grass.
“It’s been a few years. After that long, between concerts, and some other events we’ve had out there, it gets to be a little bit of patchwork.”
All in, the project takes about a week and a half to complete.
Lorenz sounds confident that Dodger Stadium will finally get to host the All-Star Game it was originally supposed to host in 2020.
“It’s been fairly quiet for us this offseason. Especially with the holdup in baseball, but it’s going to be a busy year with the All-Star Game and the other events we have.”
Dodger Stadium last hosted the All-Star Game in 1980. That season, six Dodgers made the NL roster with all four position players elected as starters: Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, and Reggie Smith. Pitchers Jerry Reuss and Bob Welch rounded out LA’s All-Star continent.
Once the lockout ends, Dodgers fans can start to lock-in their plans for the Midsummer Classic to watch the best of the best play baseball on beautiful, brand new grass.
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