Thursday, July 29, 2010
The last week of work was very simple. There was only one game every day, and every game was a championship. Because of the heatwave that is going on, we watered the dirt every day to make the fields look good. I wish I had a digital camera so I could of taken pictures. The fields looked so good for the last week. The season is now over and I can take it easy for a couple weeks. I am helping run a tournament in August and I am very excited to do that!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This was a short week. The community days is in town and there is a parade on Thursday this week and fireworks on Friday. Community days is like a hometown carnival. Tuesday was the first day of the playoffs in the peewee and minitail divisions. These two divisions are the leagues where the coach pitches to the players because they are only like 7 or 8 year olds trying to play. The peewee is baseball and minitail is softball. There isn't much going on anymore at the fields. My time there is coming to an end and everyday is pretty much the same: drag the fields, line the fields, leave.
This week was an amazing week. This is the time of the heatwave in this summer. It has been in the mid to high 90's about 4 out of the 5 days. All the fields were easy to get ready because it did not rain. I was not able to drag them because if I were to drag the fields it would make a dust storm. This would cause the fields to lose all of their dirt and when it rained the fields would be bad. On Saturday this week, it rained in the morning before the fields had to be ready. Once I used the tractor and drug the fields they looked amazing! I wish I had a camera that I could of taken a picture with. The dirt was perfect on the fields and it really looked great. The week after this one is tournaments and should be a fun time.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This was one of the most chaotic weeks for me. I had to get the fields ready every day and I had to umpire everyday. It has been super hot outside which has made this week suck. Everything went smoothly, but it was a lot of work to be done. Everyday had the same schedule. Get the fields ready from about 2-5pm, then umpire from 6-8. It is getting down to the last few weeks of work here. I am happy to say that and sad at the same time. I have learned a lot about baseball fields and I am really considering a career in facilities and maintenance.
Monday, June 28, 2010
This week was really nice for me. I didn't have to do a lot of work because it didn't rain in the beginning of the week. Everything was easy and took very little time to set up. Towards the end of the week it started to rain and canceled everything. So basically I got paid for 3 days of work that I didn't have to do. Not too bad if you ask me. I umpired three softball games this week also which went very smoothly. This has to be by far the best week of work so far. No problems, no complaints; the two things that make me very happy.
Friday, June 18, 2010
I have not had internet for a while now thanks to a crazy storm that destroyed the wiring outside. Basically the month of June has been pretty quiet. The drag just got fixed on the gator after it was broke for about a week. The fields are very dusty right now and need some rain. Other than that the fields are great and things are going well. Umpiring hasn't been too bad. I had one game where I was not happy with the situation I was put in. My boss paired me with a 13 year old umpire for a high school softball game. The kid did not know the rules and was very timid with his calls. This made it really hard on me because I had coaches complaining the whole time. This month is going pretty well and the all-star games start tomorrow. This is basically the midpoint of the season as the best players from each league will be showing off their skills in two sets of games tomorrow.
Monday, June 7, 2010
The week of June 1st was a shorter one. May 31 was Memorial Day and there were no games. It rained on Monday and made a lot of work for Tuesday. Tuesday was a very long day and it was really hard to get the fields ready. The fields had to be worked on all day. There was water that needed broomed off the field and it was quite annoying. Wednesday was basically the same as Tuesday with a lot of rain on Tuesday night. Thursday and Friday went a lot smoother because the sun was out and the wind was blowing. It helped get the fields dry and made it easier for me. Saturday was a long day. There were two sets of games and I had to umpire, so I was running around like crazy trying to get my work done. Hopefully the rain will be kept to a minimum next week and I don't have to do as much as this week.