Minor League grounds crew deals with dust storms, scorpions and tarantulas
Deadly insects make their homes at RockHounds games
Some groundskeepers have to shovel snow, while others are forced to tame superhuman tarps. But down in Texas, the Midland RockHounds (an A's Double-A affiliate) grounds crew have to deal with dust storms, scorpions and yes, even tarantula infestations. According to RockHounds head groundskeeper Eric Campbell:
Campbell also discusses grasshopper invasions, rattlesnakes and pregame wind storms in a recent interview conducted with MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill. Check it out and discover a newfound respect for these men and women behind the scenes.