Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Staff outing to Target Field

Removing snow from the field
Ryan Parris, Jeff Johnson, Nick Folk, Head Groundskeeper Larry Divito, Ken Diethert, Johnny Jarosz, and Rick Krause.
Sweet, some Minnesota State Fair staples will be at Target Field!
This is going to be a great place to finally watch the Twins play baseball outside.

The Minikahda Club, and myself included, are blessed with an outstanding full-time staff here in the Grounds Department. Each winter we take part of a day to tour golf related facilities in our area. In past years we have toured the Toro Cooperate Headquarters, Turfco Manufacturing, MTI our Toro distributor as well as mixed in some fun outings such as go-cart racing and simulated Nascar racing and of course lunch is always a critical aspect of the day. This year we had the opportunity to tour the new Twins outdoor ballpark, Target Field.

Larry Divito, Head Groundskeeper, was generous enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to show us around the facility. I think the biggest thrill for all of us was walking on the field and seeing the view from the players perspective. Even if you are not a baseball fan, and many on our staff are not, they really enjoyed getting a first hand look at this awesome ballpark. Now we are ready for the Boys of Summer to start playing some B ball here in Minnesota.

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