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4 minutes ago, JTrue said:

Neither here nor there, but it's got to be a serious home field advantage for the pitchers to be throwing at home at places like Vanderbilt where the mound is turf along with the rest of the field. Hitting off turf is weird, but not totally foreign since most tams have a turf batting cage and put down a turf mat in the batter's box when they're taking BP, but pitching off of it if you never have has got to be awkward, at best.

Are the mounds turf? I was under the impression that those were still clay. I'm not positive though. I agree though, its an adjustment for infielders who are used to fielding on a natural surface. You can all the I/O you want but nothing compares to live GBs. 

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21 minutes ago, BrassBulls12 said:

Are the mounds turf? I was under the impression that those were still clay. I'm not positive though. I agree though, its an adjustment for infielders who are used to fielding on a natural surface. You can all the I/O you want but nothing compares to live GBs. 

Not sure who else has it, but Vanderbilt definitely has a turf mound.

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1 minute ago, JTrue said:

Not sure who else has it, but Vanderbilt definitely has a turf mound.

Yep definitely looks like turf. Not sure how that's legal.  

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1 minute ago, BrassBulls12 said:

Yep definitely looks like turf. Not sure how that's legal.  

The only reason I started noticing it was because last year, Louisville had a black colored turn mound. This year, it looks like they switched back to clay.

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3 minutes ago, JTrue said:

The only reason I started noticing it was because last year, Louisville had a black colored turn mound. This year, it looks like they switched back to clay.

I think it should be a rule to have a clay mound or at least the pitching surface. Some guys like to dig in a little and I feel like it a hazard in the landing zone. 

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1 minute ago, BrassBulls12 said:

I think it should be a rule to have a clay mound or at least the pitching surface. Some guys like to dig in a little and I feel like it a hazard in the landing zone. 

Exactly. If you play in one of the smaller conferences and no one has turf on their mound, you're in deep ****.

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Turf mound? HELLO!  I could say so much but it’s just too easy. 😂

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