Category: Mud Hens


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Over the last two weeks I have been working with the Toledo Mud Hens documenting the transformation of outfield at Fifth Third Field into a grass mini-golf course. The idea originally came about when sports turf manager Jake Tyler  thought it would be fun to make a grass mini-golf course. This was an easy decision since the grass is going to be ripped out due to the Toledo Walleye playing two outdoor hockey games this winter at Fifth Third Field.

Here is a good mix of photos over the past week.

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With 32 days until Toledo Mud Hens Opening day, sports turf manager Jake Tyler doesn’t have much time to get the grass perfectly mowed and the dirt soft. So Jake, had to figure out a way to melt all of the snow in the infield so he can get to work. So why not cover the infield with the tarp and blow hot air into the tarp to melt all of the snow.

With the current air temperature being 12 degrees and inside of the tarp being 72 degrees, which caused the snow to melt 4 inches in just 3 hours. ¬†It’s something you just don’t see to often which made for some interesting pictures.

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The day has finally come! The Toledo Mud Hens will host the Louisville Bats to open the 2013 season in downtown Toledo! Just like any city with a MLB team, the whole city basically shuts down and heads downtown to to bars to drink with friends to kick off the summer!

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