http://andrewstoeten.com/2014/12/04/...#disqus_threadďWhen I was there for a couple days, I wasnít even really playing at first, and I was just, you know, taking fly balls in the outfield and doing some drills, and I kind of felt like my hips were hurting a little bit ó kind of felt like they were out of place ó and it was tough on my body. And every time I dove on the turf, my body really took a beating. The next day I would wake up really sore and achy. Thatís why, when I got there, Jose told me Iíve got to pick my spots wisely, and not dive all the time, and take care of your body on the turf, because itís so much different than grass ó because itís basically concrete underneath, versus a real grass stadium where thereís the soil and the gravel and whatnot, so itís easier to play on rather than turf.Ē
Lawrie complained(although those injuries never occurred on the turf itself), there were rumors that Cabrera preferred not to play on it, which he, his agent and Bautista denied. Still, how is this not being changed ASAP? I know the Argos won't be gone till 2017 but when Pompey, a guy who just got here, is already complaining about it feeling like landing on concrete, how can a multi-billion dollar company not find a solution?