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After Frustrating Wait, Yard Goats' Groundskeeper Can Finally Tell His Sod Story

After Frustrating Wait, Yard Goats' Groundskeeper Can Finally Tell His Sod Story

Each morning, Kyle Calhoon walks from his downtown apartment to work on his own Rembrandt, his Sistine Chapel.

His original canvas was a 100,000-square-foot pile of rocks and rubble, his oils are grass and dirt, his brushes are rakes and hoses and blades. Nearly two years in the making, Calhoon's work of art is at last ready for its unveiling Thursday night.

"This is the first time building a field from scratch," said Calhoon, who was hired in August 2015 to be the Yard Goats' turf manager and fashion the playing surface at Dunkin' Donuts Park. "This is the first time I've been able to set up the program my way, so I've been able to pick and choose things that I...

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