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Field Notes: Minute Maid Field, Home of the Houston Astros

As you're sprucing up your lawn this spring, baseball grounds crews are getting their turf in tiptop shape. Don't miss these great photos, fun facts and insider tips from some of the country's most popular ballparks.

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Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

Q: How many people serve on the grounds crew?
A: The full-time grounds crew consists of six people. Dan oversees the department. Willie, a 40-year MLB groundskeeping veteran, handles the care of the pitching mounds and all of the netting. Izzy is assistant groundskeeper, and leads the part-time crew and maintains the home plate areas. Chris handles infield mowing duties and warning track care. James handles the outfield mowing duties. Cade is the crew's super-utility versatile worker and jumps in where needed.

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