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Vancouver Canadians’ head groundskeeper caring for park unused since 2019

Ross Baron has sometimes been field's lone occupant

August 27, 2021  By The Vancouver Province

Heading into the 2020 baseball season, Ross Baron, head groundskeeper at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium, had been named sports turf manager of the year for a third straight year in the then minor Northwest League. But COVID-19 cancelled league play altogether in 2020 and forced the Vancouver Canadians to start the 2021 season in Oregon to comply with border-crossing restrictions. The team was hopeful it could return to Vancouver at some point this season, but it was not to be. That has left Baron caring for a field that hasn’t seen any play since 2019.


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