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Kansas Jayhawks Baseball Field Going To Turf

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.

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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.

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“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.”

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Even with the fancy new turf, Price had trouble making the switch.

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“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.”

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But 15 missed practices a year isn't the way to get better.