The Kansas Jayhawks baseball team is looking to compete with the year-round teams in Florida and Texas so they're going from natural grass to turf.â†µ
The team would generally lose about 15 practices a year outdoors due to poor field conditions and the new $1.1 million project should help correct that.â†µ
“Guys in Texas, California and Florida play year-round,” head coach Ritch Price said. “Using turf will allow us to spend more time outdoors and play more often, which is how you get better.”â†µ
Even with the fancy new turf, Price had trouble making the switch.â†µ
“I’m prejudiced when it comes to playing on dirt and grass,” Price said. “Because I believe it is the best way to get better.”â†µ
But 15 missed practices a year isn't the way to get better.