It’s hard to believe its been 8 years since the commissioners office started the MLBlogs web site . When Mark Newman called and asked if I would be interested in providing some tips on groundskeeping. I agreed and thought I could probably post something once in a while. Well 300 + blogs later Im still posting and truly enjoying the opportunity to share information I continue to learn from others around the baseball softball world.
I’m not the most computer savvy guy in the house by far, but the administrators at MLBlogs can sure make you look good via assisting with posts, page layouts etc.. The rollover to our friends at WordPress a couple years ago was seamless and the posting is even easier. A big shoutout to the folks behind the Curtain in NYC !
One of the highlights is receiving questions from readers. I recall one question from a 2nd grader in Boston . He was working on a science project for school and he chose to write about how they make those lines in the grass. After sending him some photos and suggestions he thanked me for the info an i figured that was it. His mother actually emailed a couple weeks later with a thank you and wrote how the kids really liked his presentation.
With that I looked back over some emails and blog posts and summarized a few questions below. To much fun!
Top ten MLBlogs questions over the last 8 years.
10. Why is the pitchers mound taller than the rest of the field?
9. Why was baseball taken out of the olympics?
8. Who chose the polygon shape of the home plate?
7. Where can I learn to be a professional groundskeeper?
6. Do you really need all those people to cover the field when it rains?
5. How do they make those lines in the grass?
4. Where can I find the different colors of green paint to make those different lines in the grass.
3. How do you bend the grass to make it change colors and does that hurt the grass?
2. My grass has turned white. Is it dead?
1. Where can I find the batters box key?
….I still think the guy looking for the batters box key is still looking. The thought of telling someone to email and ask me where it was is priceless.
Great work fellowMLB bloggers and friends.