Originally Posted by Buckeye 2015:
The dirt/grass issue can't be helped for reasons that Rob T mentioned...but I would think if an MLB team is going to put in turf that there would at least be some "standard" for that. Doesn't seem too difficult to keep stuff like the Blue Jay's situation from happening
Except that technology changes/enhances the product SIGNIFICANTLY over time, so to do so would require that any team on artificial surface would likely be required to refresh their surface each time a new stadium with artificial turf is installed to maintain the standard.
This would likely include having to undo the substructure supporting the turf, which could be an extremely expensive proposition.
Also consider that many stadiums are outdoor artificial vs indoor, so exposed to different elements. Multi-use facilities which also host football, concerts, etc., vs. baseball only.
Or, new playing surfaces would be required to use old technology/surface to maintain a standard.
Probably a nice thought, but it's a pipedream.
Heck, even NBA basketball courts all bounce differently, so it's part of the game.