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Beacon Ballfields Weekly Posts ! (Jan’18)

Jan. 22, 2018       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

Dry line products used for marking lines on ballfields usually come from one of two types of stone, limestone or marble. Limestone is a sedimentary rock while marble is a metamorphic rock that is formed when heat and pressure are exerted on a limestone deposit, such as during the formation of mountains, and the limestone transforms into marble.

Both of these stone products are high in calcium carbonate, which helps to give these materials a white or off-white color. Dry line marking material that is produced from sedimentary limestone is generally a softer material and flows more slowly through a dry line chalker. Limestone-based chalk is produced in many areas all across the United States which tends to make it more widely available. Conversely, marble is a harder, purer marking material that tends to flow faster in a chalker. Marble chalk is produced in more mountainous areas of the US, primarily in northern Georgia and western Colorado… Read the rest of Paul Zwaska’s article at Ballfields.comAll Field Marking Chalks Are Not Created Equal

Visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles andGroundskeeperU.com for online training.

Triple Play Batter’s Box Template  SAVE 10%

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours!  All of your batter’s box sizes in one template. This batter’s box template is a big time saver and makes sure your batter’s box is always accurately aligned with home plate. Three sizes in one simple template.  (Valid thru Jan. 28, use code TRIP10 during checkout)

 Bolco Major League Style 175-MLB Base Set with Double 1st Base  SAVE 10%

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours!  Molded one-piece heavy rubber.Universal aluminum stanchion fits 1½” & 1″ anchors. (Valid for set with one double 1st base and two bases only thru Jan. 28, use code MLB10 during checkout)

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — Throw Down Home Plate — SAVE $5!  — All rubber, waffle-bottom, 1/2″ thick throw down homeplate. Perfect for the gym, batting cage, temporary bullpen or hitting mat. Brand-new condition. Quantities are limited… Reg. $15, NOW $10

Get Your Copy of the 2018 Catalog!

If you need it for your field, you’ll find it here. Request your copy of The Ultimate Ballfield Resource. Our new 2018 catalog is now available and it feature a complete listing of products to keep you rolling with everything you need all season long. This is your go-to must-have resource.

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