No Ordinary Yard Work: Getting Nationals Park Ready for Play

At Nationals Park, it takes 10 groundskeepers 12 hours to prepare the field for play, with 10 to 15 more crew members coming two hours before the first pitch. Here’s what’s required to keep the field green and the balls rolling.

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Illustration by Chris Philpot.

This article appears in the October 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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