MLB Panel Discussion
We welcome current and former MLB groundskeepers for a special edition Groundskeeper Chat X TigerTurfTalk panel discussion episode. Drew Miller hosts three MLB professionals who have all at one time worked on the field together. They talk about the strong family tree in baseball and where each of their paths have led them today.
Here's what you'll hear in this week's Groundskeeper Chat:
- The unique challenges of an ever-evolving baseball groundskeeper position
- Developing staff to run their own shows one day
- Creative strategies for scheduling and working in reset days
- Managing dirt and growing grass while simultaneously hosting events
- How to set expectations for new hires and the next generation
- Lastly, securing a seat at the table for groundskeepers
A little bit more about our guest:
Bill Deacon is the New York Mets Senior Director of Field Operations and Landscaping. Matt Brown is Director of Field Operations with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lastly, Luke Yoder is a MLB baseball veteran and former head groundskeeper with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres. Today, Luke is the Sr. VP Business Development with Dura Edge Products.