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Better Fields adds up to better quality game

Posted by on 5 March, 2011


Once Difficult, Now Made Easy

If you hate the bad hops on your field … can’t stand the poor footing … and are just plain embarrassed when others see your playing fields… 

…now you can have better play more often using the same field maintenance tips and techniques the pros use.

It’s the surest way to turn even a mediocre sports field into a championship field and enjoy a better baseball experience… in just a few weeks — and at virtually no extra cost.

Master Baseball Field Maintenance with my New book – Transforming Your Baseball Field into a Winning Field within 8 weeks – Guaranteed!

Dear Baseball Enthusiast:  

In 2003, I arrived early for the high school baseball game … and stood behind home plate … and while I was watching the coaches hit grounders to their players … I saw a major problem:

While the teams playing were loaded with talent, I saw a baseball field that was really in bad shape – not a single grounder bounced straight.  It was beyond belief.

Playing baseball myself was fun and enjoyable.

But to stand there and watch all the ground balls go crooked was sheer torture.

I think there are several reasons why I’m uncomfortable seeing our youth play on bad fields:

  • I myself had my playing career cut short because of a bad field.  As a senior playing in the last high school game of the year, I was running home from second base, rounded third, and hit a gopher hole.  My right leg was in shooting pain.  Anything that could rip did.
  • Back then, arthroscopic surgery wasn’t mainstream yet – I had my knee totally opened, fixed, and sewed up.  I was in a cast for 3 months.  I limped for 2 years.  End of the baseball dream for me.
  • I had seen my first son denied playing as a junior league all-star because a wicked hop at second base split a finger on his throwing hand.
  • I saw my second son as a junior in high school twist his ankle playing third base because the opponent’s field has such a bad lip at the grass edge.

Well at first, I did nothing when I saw these terrible pregame bad hops and watched it repeat for a couple weeks.

But not being a complete moron, I reached back into my experience as a groundskeeper for the AAA baseball team in the Texas Rangers franchise.

So, in 2003 I jump-started my baseball field maintenance skills by spending time with other AAA groundskeepers and suppliers of professional sports.  I have since then used what learned to renovate 29 baseball and softball fields.

And then I built a baseball field maintenance website in 2006, ( have now fielded baseball field maintenance and renovation questions at a rate of 1 a day for the last two years, and have now reached a point where there is demand and high interest in this handbook.

I call it “Transforming Your Baseball Field into a Winning Field“, because if you use this baseball field maintenance book:

  • You don’t need high priced equipment available only to major league sports and golf courses.
  • You don’t need a million dollar budget to have a winning baseball or softball field.
  • You don’t need a crew of full time sports managers. You just need a few who know what is going on and what to do.
  • A quality field lets your coaching efforts stand out.  Now you don’t need to be embarrassed when teams visit your ‘yard.’
  • You can use equipment and materials readily available at local home improvement stores or local rental shops.
  • You can quickly reach a point where you identify exactly what you need to do and develop a specific plan to make the improvements.
  • More and more players, coaches, parents, and umpires will look forward to playing on your fields!

In short, you become comfortable with baseball field maintenance and management while staying well within your comfort zone and your budget.

Master Baseball Field Maintenance with my New book – Transforming Your Baseball Field into a Winning Field within 8 weeks – Guaranteed!

Now with my new 132 page baseball field maintenance manual, you can quickly master the amazingly powerful techniques that took me seven years to develop and refine for use in Little League, High School, and College.

In its pages, you’ll discover:

  • Learn exactly how one field manager uses an ordinary rental tool to instantly remove lip buildup at the grass edge.  Page 63.
  • Whether you like it or not, this will affect your ability to enjoy every other aspect of the game.  Page 6.
  • Understand how and when to use your drag and then how you can get the most out of it.  Page 43.
  • Discover how to build a table top on your mound for your pitchers.  They’ll thank you for this.  Page 47.
  • Pros do this to their infield dirt at least once a week.  Your field will benefit from this too even it you only do it once.  Page 66.
  • Learn how to tell what your baseball mix is made of and how to improve the mixture.  Page 38.
  • Understand why adding more crushed red brick mix to your infield may backfire and undermine your best of intentions. Page 36.
  • The single most important thing you can do to improve your ball field.  Page 11.
  • Discover why you need to use a plastic fan rake instead of a metal fan rake when raking your grass edge.  Page 43.
  • The secret to knowing how long to wait before your sod is finally ready for you to play on it. Page 86.
  • Five questions you need to ask about your field before ordering more baseball dirt. Page 77.
  • Discover how I cut my baseball field maintenance time by more than 50%.  Page 95.
  • Learn the correct sand or clay mix to use that will get you good bounces and firm footing.  Page 41.
  • And more …


In its pages, you will discover:

  • Scientific Advertising at its best – check out the letter and response card a player used to get over $3,000 of support.  Page 23.
  • Learn the biggest problem people make when asking for money and why they don’t get much.  Page 4.
  • Discover the secret to a successful fund raising: your fund raising message and how to write one. Page 2.
  • Why you should avoid national chain store and nation wide banks for donations.  Page 9.
  • Thirteen concepts proven to to improve support for your projects.  Page 5.
  • How to make your fundraising request doubly effective.  Page 7.
  • Successful fundraising letters and sponsor forms you can learn from.  Page 14.
  • Find out what time of year works best for getting donations and discounts for your projects.  Page 10.
  • How to write a successful letter of inquiry for a grant request.  Page 20.
  • A completed grant application sample. Page 28.

And much, much more….

Best of all, the How to Fund Your Baseball Field Improvements bonus report is yours to keep, even if you request a refund on Transforming Your Baseball Field into a Winning Field . You can’t lose.

To get your FREE Bonus Report included within the ebook for your convenience… and order my Transforming Your Baseball Field into a Winning Field handbook… order now!!


Rick Ling


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One Response to Better Fields adds up to better quality game

  1. John1177

    Very nice site! is it yours too

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