Is Turner Field in bad shape? Not the park itself but I mean the actual playing field. Following the Dodgers series, multiple complaints were provided by Dodgers players after they committed four errors in the series. However, Braves Player Rep Tyler Flowers says no complaints were filed by Braves players. Braves head groundskeeper Ed Mangen is among the best in the business as he has been the field director for the past 16 superbowls. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he would be surprised if it were Braves players complaining for that reason.
However, if the field were in bad shape, maybe that provides a logical explanation for the unusually high amount of errors this season. Maybe not. Anyway, we’ll see if anything is done to the field in the final season of Turner Field.