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Beacon’s EXCLUSIVE Weekly Ballfields Tips !

June 20, 2016        |        BeaconAthletics.com         |        Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

If you are sitting at a major or minor league baseball game when a rain delay is called, you’ll see the ground crew jump into action and within about 2 minutes the field has been covered — usually it’s made to look all too easy. But for those of us who have done it, we know how critical it is for everyone to work together to ensure the tarp is placed properly on the field. Full infield tarps can be as large as 175′ x 175′ and, depending on material, can weigh about 2,500 lbs for the heavier 10 oz / sq yd vinyl material that some major league teams use. Lighter weight tarps like the 6 oz / sq yd woven polyethylene tarps will weigh about 1,700 lbs for the same size. Lightweight tarps will cost about a third of what the heavy duty vinyl tarps will cost. There are pros and cons to the different weights of each…  Click to read the whole article at Ballfields.com

Lute Scarifying Rake 10% OFF

Designed with a leveling blade on one side and small tooth/small gap finishing blade on the other… and the all-important, fatigue saver — the curved rake head. Exclusive Lute Scarifying Rake: use lute10 during checkout (offer valid thru June 26).

Jennie Finch™ Pitching Lane Pro 10% OFF

Spike-resistant artificial turf with slip-proof backing. Includes a 2″ PowerLine and 6″ barrier lines inlaid into turf. Barrier lanes are the outer lines that help pitchers comply with NCAA regulations. Exclusive Jennie Finch Pitching Lane Pro: use lane10 during checkout (one-week offer valid thru June 26).

FEATURED OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

Ball Holder … ONLY $15! — Available for baseballs (holds 10) or softballs (holds 9). Like-new conditionBall Holder

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