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SPT hens04p The Toledo Mud Hens are using heaters under this domed tarp.
The Toledo Mud Hens are using heaters under this domed tarp.
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Published: Tuesday, 3/4/2014

Mud Hens: Under The Dome

Turf preparations starting earlier this year due to weather

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Jake Tyler, turf manager for the Mud Hens, finds home plate under the snow Monday, 03/03/14, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio. The Mud Hens are using heaters under a tarp to thaw the field in preparation for the start of the baseball season. Jake Tyler, turf manager for the Mud Hens, finds home plate under the snow Monday, 03/03/14, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio. The Mud Hens are using heaters under a tarp to thaw the field in preparation for the start of the baseball season.
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It appears as if a dome has been constructed at Fifth Third Field, but it’s just the Mud Hens’ way of fighting the harsh winter to get the field ready by using heaters under a tarp to thaw the ground. The season opens at home April 4 against Louisville.

Heaters are helping to thaw the 16 inches of snow/ice that are covering Fifth Third Field. Heaters are helping to thaw the 16 inches of snow/ice that are covering Fifth Third Field.
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