The Art of GroundskeepingPosted: Updated:
At Gesa Stadium, Groundskeeper Michael Angel and his crew put together a masterpiece of their own. Their brushes are rakes, chalk, and hoses.
Angel says, "My main reason for getting it as nice as I possible can is for [the team] and also for the people up in the stands because I know that they want to come to some place they can be proud of."
Angel says he spends two hours watering during the day ad then about another half hour right before the game. He says the water helps players keep their footing and just makes the field look better.
He says, "When it's 100 degrees, the field dries out in a matter of minutes."
Besides watering, Angel and his crew drag the dirt, chalk the lines, and maintain the field. But, Angel and his crew have help.
He says, "My boys are a big help."
The three V's: Vance, Varick, and Vincent even help the Dust Devils on the field. Vincent was helping the team during a double play drill.
Varick says, "My Dad is the best groundskeeper. I learn a lot."
But unlike great artists like Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci, Angel's masterpiece must be finished on time.
Angel and his crew keep Gesa Stadium a one of a kind piece of art.