I’ve often joked that a political science degree might serve the sports field manager better than a degree in turfgrass management. Nowadays, I sometimes wish I had dabbled in psychology during my formal education years. I can’t figure out what goes on in the minds of most folks when it comes to how they perceive highly managed turfgrass on sports fields. I want to call it ignorance, but that sounds a bit harsh. Let’s just call them honorable people completely unfamiliar with turfgrass and sports fields. This unawareness manifests itself in many ways to the sports field manager, and results in more than just aggravation.