The grass was the longest Week 5 that is has been since our return to Gravelly. Despite great weather last week the NPS didn’t get the mowing done. With storms most of this week we’re hoping they can squeeze in a mow before Week 6.
It did get us thinking of the old days though during our first go around at Gravelly.
In 2005, our inaugural season, we didn’t have a permit. Didn’t know we needed one, though we suspected.
The grass was so bad that season that a few times we showed up and found that some creative mowing had been done. To this day we have no idea who did it, or why.
But mowing an area that turned out to be where home plate and the baselines would be to 1 inch, and the rest of the fair infield and outfield to 2 inches was just about perfect for wiffleball.
Whoever you were kind strangers, check the field on Saturday!