“The Sodfather” Roger Bossard on maintaining the grounds at Guaranteed Rate during April in Chicago

Steve Cochran

Roger Bossard, Chicago White Sox head groundskeeper at U.S. Cellular Field, waits for batting practice to end before preparing the field for a baseball game between the White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Chicago. Bossard joined the White Sox in 1967 and is known amongst the industry as “The Sodfather” and is highly influential in the development of new ballparks. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Head groundskeeper at Guaranteed Rate Field, Roger Bossard, aka, “The Sodfather” joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about the challenges that springtime in Chicago can pose when you are trying to play baseball games.  He explains his use of milorganite and said he only takes a few days off during the year.  His motto, if it needs to be done, he wants to do it himself.  He also likes to think he’s a nice person but he does take stepping on his grass very seriously.

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