Mother nature can create dangerous playing conditions and cause costly damage to your pitching mound and homeplate.
Old School on Mound and Homeplate Covers -
In past years, we bought a mound cover and home plate cover made of some tarp material that was within budget and when it wore out we bought another one.
We weighed down those lightweight covers with anything that was convenient and generally cheap or free. Old tires, chairs, sand bags, cans filled with cement and a rope handle…ever see tubes of PVC cut to 1' lengths & filled with cement. with a convenient carry handle? Quite creative.and it takes half a team to deal with it. twice a day.ugh!
Spot tarps certainly make sense. However, it is tiring and really barbaric to still be using cheap, lightweight vinyl products that are probably not going to last!
New School on Mound and Homeplate Covers -
Over the last few years some creative people have produced much better alternatives. and for reasonable prices too!
These mound and homeplate covers are spot field covers designed to protect and moisture manage your pitcher's mounds, home plate areas, bases and bullpens by adding weight to the perimeter of their heavy PVC fabric. Since the weight is woven into the fabric, there are no additional weights required to keep the tarp in place. So put away those cement filled cans!
This new breed of tarp can be taken on and off your infield quicker and easier and they are UV dipped for protection from the sun's harmful rays, plus they resist cracking from cold and winter season!