For Miller Park Groundskeeper, High Expectations No Problem
For a lot of baseball fans, Opening Day is a sure sign of spring -- if not only because of the bright green grounds.
But leading up to the start of baseball season is a lot of work -- just ask Michael Boettcher, the Director of Grounds at Miller Park.
"It's a lot of work, a lot of guys pulling together," said Boettcher. "We're getting our grass growing...Mother Nature is a big part of it."
Even so, pressure isn't a concern for Boettcher, who was a self-described "farm kid" and happened to land in his dream job.
"There's a lot of high expectations. In terms of pressure, it's something we enjoy," he said. "More so enjoyment than anything else."
One new feature at Miller Park this year is new safety netting.
"We decided to extend the nettings here, just for the safety of our fans that are closer to the home plate area. I don't think it's gonna have any effect on the game, the people here will be able to see the game just the same as they always have."