OT: "Don't sleep on..."

Joe the Panther Fan

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I believe Pitt's home plate area is turf.


It is. No dirt on the field at all, even the pitchers mound is turf.

BTW, years ago when we were still in the Big East I was at a Pitt - Cincinnati game where Cincinnati tried something similar. Top of the 9th, 2 outs, runner on 3rd, Pitt up by 1 run. Guy tries to steal home.

He was out.
 

rmf05

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It is. No dirt on the field at all, even the pitchers mound is turf.

BTW, years ago when we were still in the Big East I was at a Pitt - Cincinnati game where Cincinnati tried something similar. Top of the 9th, 2 outs, runner on 3rd, Pitt up by 1 run. Guy tries to steal home.

He was out.
Wow, even the mound is now?!?! I remember going to the first games at Pitt's new facility. The entire field was turf except the pitchers mound. Even the warning track was turf but the turf was dirt colored which seemed stupid to me.
 

Joe the Panther Fan

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Wow, even the mound is now?!?! I remember going to the first games at Pitt's new facility. The entire field was turf except the pitchers mound. Even the warning track was turf but the turf was dirt colored which seemed stupid to me.


You can kind of see it in this picture. There's probably ones on the web site that show it better.

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