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Luke Yoder Is Playing With Lasers

It's not a laser! It's a little light bulb that blinks!
It's not a laser! It's a little light bulb that blinks!
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With just over five weeks left until Opening Day, Padres Head Groundskeeper Luke Yoder has his hands full prepping Petco Park for baseball. That means he's breaking out all the usual equipment: Tractors, tillers, shovels sod, brooms, rakes — and lasers?!

Yep! To make sure the turf at Petco lies just right, Yoder goes high-tech. Measuring the grade the old school way with stakes and strings just isn't precise enough (and probably a heck of a lot slower). I asked him on Twitter if he knew he'd get to play with sci-fi toys when he got into the field.

Dirt, grass, and lasers. We should all be so lucky.