Saturday, February 17, 2018

High School and Park and Recreation Dugout Design and Layout

Dugout designs and layouts come in all different shapes and sizes across the country.  With different designs and layouts, costs can vary greatly.  In this 1st of 3 posts on this subject, the focus in on high school and park and recreational settings.

Brown County High School, Indiana - facade the matches the area 

Dublin, OH - open concept with roof at a miracle league field 


Noblesville High School, Indiana - covered and non covered areas

As you can see, dugout design and materials can vary greatly.  If you have questions in regards to dugout design and construction, please let me know.  Look for travel teams, colleges, and professional dugout designs in the next blog posts

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Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Great Winter Project/Tricks of the Trade - Sharpening a Rake for Clay Maintenance

A great quick winter project ahead of spring maintenance.  A quick tip to turn a standard steel garden rake into a clay shaving tool.

Take a standard tine rake to a bench grinder and sharpen the teeth.  Now, the rake is a clay shaving tool:



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Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Great Winter Project - Grounds Crew Shoe Rack

Many times grounds areas are are full of different types of shoes.  Rain shoes, tarp shoes, running shoes, game shoes etc.  How do you keep them neat, clean and orderly?  Consider building a shoe rack.  Here is a photo of the grounds crew shoe rack at Victory Field.  Simply using 3/4 inch plywood and sealing it with black paint did the trick for this application.  Then, each area is labeled for each grounds crew member.


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Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer