Behind the Scenes with the Petco Park Grounds Crew

That’s a photo of the star that the Padres grounds crew mowed into the outfield for Jerry Coleman’s statue unveiling. Pretty cool. It’s the little things about professional sports that oftentimes fascinate me. I follow Luke Yoder on twitter. He’s the Head Groundskeeper for the Pads. He posts a lot of photos of the grounds crew keeping Petco Park a beautiful place. I think it’s pretty cool. Take this photo, for example.

That’s a grounds crew member doing a sweep of the outfield with an airport runway magnet to pic up any metal debris after an event before mowing the lawn. Here’s what he picked up.

See? Pretty cool. Here are a few other things you’ll find in Luke’s twitter feed.

A photo of one of the many events they hold during road trips.

Pulling up cores in the grass. You know, the stuff you swore was a billion pounds of dog crap when you’d go to the park as a kid.

A neat moth. Big friggin’ moth.

Hanging out with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… because, why not? Anyway, I thought some of that stuff was cool. If you do too, go follow @luke_yoder. Go Pads.

-bp

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