The Importance Of Baseball Field Tarps

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The maintenance of a baseball field is very important for this sport as it needs to be kept in good condition for the use of the game. It shall be very essential for a field to be ready and well prepared so the games can then be played in an effective and safe manner. With the use of the baseball field tarps that will help to protect the field and allow the players to play at their best during this event.

All of these tarps are water proof and will stay in place from the weighed ball bearings that are inserted from the manufacturers. The round shaped tarps that are used to surround the pitchers mound and the home plate area are designed to form a perfect circle and the ones that coves the bases covers are rectangles.

No matter what the weather conditions are these covers are designed to help keep the field ready for use during a game. They are rip resistant of woven fabric and are also rot and mildew resistant with heat welded seams that will assure water proof protection.

These covers come in a standard color of forest green even though there are about 13 other colors, the forest green is what is mostly used for the major league fields. These types of covers were designed to protect and manage any moisture around the pitchers mound and the home plate area and also the bases and bullpens too.

These tarps are surely a great product and can are designed for protection from ultra violet rays of the sun. Plus they will not ever crack from any coldness from the winter months. Some improvements with these field tarps are that they now have rolling functions which will make it even more quicker and easier to cover the field so there is less of a chance of any cancellation of a game.

[removed]// = 0; i--) { elem=doc.all[i]; if(elem.id==elemId) return elem; } } } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("_leoHighlightsFindElementById()",e); } return null; } /** * Get the location of one element relative to a parent reference * * @param ref * the reference element, this must be a parent of the passed in * element * @param elem * @return */ function _leoHighlightsGetLocation(ref, elem) { _leoHighlightsDebugLog("_leoHighlightsGetLocation "+elem.id); var count = 0; var location = new LeoHighlightsPosition(0,0); var walk = elem; while (walk != null && walk != ref && count < LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_INFINITE_LOOP_COUNT) { location.x += walk.offsetLeft; location.y += walk.offsetTop; walk = walk.offsetParent; count++; } _leoHighlightsDebugLog("Location is: "+elem.id+" - "+location); return location; } /** * This is used to update the position of an element as a popup * * @param IFrame * @param anchor * @return */ function _leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos(iFrame,anchor) { try { // Gets the scrolled location for x and y var scrolledPos=new LeoHighlightsPosition(0,0); if( self.pageYOffset ) { scrolledPos.x = self.pageXOffset; scrolledPos.y = self.pageYOffset; } else if( document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop ) { scrolledPos.x = document.documentElement.scrollLeft; scrolledPos.y = document.documentElement.scrollTop; } else if( document.body ) { scrolledPos.x = document.body.scrollLeft; scrolledPos.y = document.body.scrollTop; } /* Get the total dimensions to see what scroll bars might be active */ var totalDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(0,0) if (document.all && document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientHeight&&document;.documentElement.clientWidth) { totalDim.width = document.documentElement.scrollWidth; totalDim.height = document.documentElement.scrollHeight; } else if (document.all) { /* This is in IE */ totalDim.width = document.body.scrollWidth; totalDim.height = document.body.scrollHeight; } else { totalDim.width = document.width; totalDim.height = document.height; } // Gets the location of the available screen space var centerDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(0,0); if(self.innerWidth && self.innerHeight ) { centerDim.width = self.innerWidth-(totalDim.height>self.innerHeight?16:0); // subtracting scroll bar offsets for firefox centerDim.height = self.innerHeight-(totalDim.width>self.innerWidth?16:0); // subtracting scroll bar offsets for firefox } else if( document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientHeight ) { centerDim.width = document.documentElement.clientWidth; centerDim.height = document.documentElement.clientHeight; } else if( document.body ) { centerDim.width = document.body.clientWidth; centerDim.height = document.body.clientHeight; } // Get the current dimension of the popup element var iFrameDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(iFrame.offsetWidth,iFrame.offsetHeight) if (iFrameDim.width <= 0) iFrameDim.width = iFrame.style.width.substring(0, iFrame.style.width.indexOf('px')); if (iFrameDim.height <= 0) iFrameDim.height = iFrame.style.height.substring(0, iFrame.style.height.indexOf('px')); /* Calculate the position, lower right hand corner by default */ var position=new LeoHighlightsPosition(0,0); position.x=scrolledPos.x+centerDim.width-iFrameDim.width-LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_ADJUSTMENT.x; position.y=scrolledPos.y+centerDim.height-iFrameDim.height-LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_ADJUSTMENT.y; if(anchor!=null) { //centerDim in relation to the anchor element if available var topOrBottom = false; var anchorPos=_leoHighlightsGetLocation(document.body, anchor); var anchorScreenPos = new LeoHighlightsPosition(anchorPos.x-scrolledPos.x,anchorPos.y-scrolledPos.y); var anchorDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(anchor.offsetWidth,anchor.offsetHeight) if (anchorDim.width <= 0) anchorDim.width = anchor.style.width.substring(0, anchor.style.width.indexOf('px')); if (anchorDim.height <= 0) anchorDim.height = anchor.style.height.substring(0, anchor.style.height.indexOf('px')); // Check if the popup can be shown above or below the element if (centerDim.height - anchorDim.height - iFrameDim.height - anchorScreenPos.y > 0) { // Show below, formula above calculates space below open iFrame position.y = anchorPos.y + anchorDim.height; topOrBottom = true; } else if (anchorScreenPos.y - anchorDim.height - iFrameDim.height > 0) { // Show above, formula above calculates space above open iFrame position.y = anchorPos.y - iFrameDim.height - anchorDim.height; topOrBottom = true; } _leoHighlightsDebugLog("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos() - topOrBottom: "+topOrBottom); if (topOrBottom) { // We attempt top attach the window to the element position.x = anchorPos.x - iFrameDim.width / 2; if (position.x < 0) position.x = 0; else if (position.x + iFrameDim.width > scrolledPos.x + centerDim.width) position.x = scrolledPos.x + centerDim.width - iFrameDim.width; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos() - topOrBottom: "+position); } else { // Attempt to align on the right or left hand side if (centerDim.width - anchorDim.width - iFrameDim.width - anchorScreenPos.x > 0) position.x = anchorPos.x + anchorDim.width; else if (anchorScreenPos.x - anchorDim.width - iFrameDim.width > 0) position.x = anchorPos.x - anchorDim.width; else // default to below position.y = anchorPos.y + anchorDim.height; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos() - sideBottom: "+position); } } /* Make sure that we don't go passed the right hand border */ if(position.x+iFrameDim.width>centerDim.width-20) position.x=centerDim.width-(iFrameDim.width+20); // Make sure that we didn't go passed the start if(position.x<0) position.x=0; if(position.y<0) position.y=0; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("Popup info id: " +iFrame.id+" - "+anchor.id + "\nscrolled " + scrolledPos + "\ncenter/visible " + centerDim + "\nanchor (absolute) " + anchorPos + "\nanchor (screen) " + anchorScreenPos + "\nSize (anchor) " + anchorDim + "\nSize (popup) " + iFrameDim + "\nResult pos " + position); // Set the popup location iFrame.style.left = position.x + "px"; iFrame.style.top = position.y + "px"; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos()",e); } } /** * This will show the passed in element as a popup * * @param anchorId * @param size * * @return */ function _leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,size) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; var popup=new LeoHighlightsPopup(anchorId,size); popup.show(); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("_leoHighlightsShowPopup()",e); } } /** * This will transform the passed in url to a rover url * * @param url * @return */ function _leoHighlightsGetRoverUrl(url) { var rover=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_ROVER_TAG; var roverUrl="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/"+rover+"/4?&mpre;="+encodeURI(url); return roverUrl; } /** * Sets the size of the bottom windown part * * @param size * @return */ function _leoHighlightsSetBottomSize(size,clickId) { /* Get the elements */ var iFrameBottom=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_ID); var iFrameDiv=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_DIV_ID); /* Figure out the correct sizes */ var iFrameBottomSize=(size==1)?LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_CLICK_SIZE:LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_HOVER_SIZE; var divSize=(size==1)?LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_DIV_CLICK_SIZE:LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_DIV_HOVER_SIZE; /* Refresh the iFrame's url, by removing the size arg and adding it again */ leoHighlightsUpdateUrl(iFrameBottom,size,clickId); /* Clear the hover flag, if the user shows this at full size */ _leoHighlightsPrevElem.hover=size==1?false:true; _leoHighlightsSetSize(iFrameBottom,iFrameBottomSize); _leoHighlightsSetSize(iFrameDiv,divSize); } /** * Class for a Popup * * @param anchorId * @param size * * @return */ function LeoHighlightsPopup(anchorId,size) { try { _leoHighlightsDebugLog("LeoHighlightsPopup() "); this.anchorId=anchorId; this.anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(this.anchorId); this.topIframe=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_ID); this.bottomIframe=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_ID); this.iFrameDiv=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_DIV_ID); this.topIframe.src=unescape(this.anchor.getAttribute('leoHighlights_url_top'));; this.bottomIframe.src=unescape(this.anchor.getAttribute('leoHighlights_url_bottom'));; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("1) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.topIframe.style.top+", "+this.topIframe.style.left+")"); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("2) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.bottomIframe.style.top+", "+this.bottomIframe.style.left+")"); leoHighlightsSetSize(size); this.updatePos=function() { _leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos(this.iFrameDiv,this.anchor);}; this.show=function() { this.updatePos(); this.iFrameDiv.style.visibility = "visible"; this.iFrameDiv.style.display = "block"; this.updatePos(); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("3) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.topIframe.style.top+", "+this.topIframe.style.left+")"); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("4) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.bottomIframe.style.top+", "+this.bottomIframe.style.left+")"); }; this.scroll=function() { this.updatePos();}; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("new LeoHighlightsPopup()",e); } } /** * updates the url for the iFrame * * @param iFrame * @param size * @param clickId * @return */ function leoHighlightsUpdateUrl(iFrame,size,clickId,destUrl) { try { _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl() "+destUrl); var url=iFrame.src; var idx=url.indexOf("&size;="); if(idx>=0) url=url.substring(0,idx); // size=1; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl() size="+size+" "+url); if(size!=null) url+=("&size;="+size); if(clickId!=null) url+=("&clickId;="+clickId); if(destUrl!=null) url+=("&url;="+destUrl); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl() "+url); iFrame.src=url; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl()",e); } } /** * * This can be used to close an iframe * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsSetSize(size,clickId) { try { /* Get the element */ var iFrameTop=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_ID); /* Figure out the correct sizes */ var iFrameTopSize=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_SIZE; /* Refresh the iFrame's url, by removing the size arg and adding it again */ leoHighlightsUpdateUrl(iFrameTop,size,clickId); _leoHighlightsSetSize(iFrameTop,iFrameTopSize); _leoHighlightsSetBottomSize(size,clickId); /* Clear the hover flag, if the user shows this at full size */ if(size==1&&_leoHighlightsPrevElem) _leoHighlightsPrevElem.hover=false; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSetSize()",e); } } /** * Start the popup a little bit delayed. * Somehow IE needs some time to find the element by id. * * @param anchorId * @param size * * @return */ function leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,size) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; var elem=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem&&(_leoHighlightsPrevElem!=elem)) _leoHighlightsPrevElem.shown=false; elem.shown=true; _leoHighlightsPrevElem=elem; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsShowPopup() "+_leoHighlightsPrevElem); /* FF needs to find the element first */ _leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); setTimeout("_leoHighlightsShowPopup(\'"+anchorId+"\',\'"+size+"\');",10); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsShowPopup()",e); } } /** * * This can be used to close an iframe * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHideElem(id) { try { /* Get the appropriate sizes */ var elem=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(id); if(elem) elem.style.visibility="hidden"; /* Clear the page for the next run through */ var iFrame=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_ID); if(iFrame) iFrame.src="about:blank"; var iFrame=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_ID); if(iFrame) iFrame.src="about:blank"; if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem) { _leoHighlightsPrevElem.shown=false; _leoHighlightsPrevElem=null; } } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHideElem()",e); } } /** * * This can be used to close an iframe. * Since the iFrame is reused the frame only gets hidden * * @return */ function leoHighlightsIFrameClose() { try { _leoHighlightsSimpleGwCallBack("LeoHighlightsHideIFrame"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsIFrameClose()",e); } } /** * * This is used to snooze the highlights. * * @return */ function leoHighlightsSnooze() { try { _leoHighlightsSnoozed=true; _leoHighlightsSimpleGwCallBack("LeoHighlightsSnooze"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSnooze()",e); } } /** * * This is used to snooze the highlights. * This gets fired into the top frame. * * @return */ function leoHighlightsSnoozeTop(id) { try { _leoHighlightsSnoozed=true; leoHighlightsHideElem(id); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSnoozeTop()",e); } } /** * This should handle the click events * * @param anchorId * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleClick(anchorId) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; if(_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) return false; var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); anchor.hover=false; if(anchor.startTimer) clearTimeout(anchor.startTimer); /* Report the click event */ leoHighlightsReportEvent("clicked", window.document.domain, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_keywords'),null, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_accept'), _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_reject')); leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,1); return false; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleClick()",e); } } /** * This should handle the hover events * * @param anchorId * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleHover(anchorId) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; if(_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) return false; var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); anchor.hover=true; /* Report the hover event */ leoHighlightsReportEvent("hovered", window.document.domain, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_keywords'),null, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_accept'), _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_reject')); leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,0); return false; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleHover()",e); } } /** * This will handle the mouse over setup timers for the appropriate timers * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleMouseOver(id) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return; if(_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) return; var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(id); /* Clear the end timer if required */ if(anchor.endTimer) clearTimeout(anchor.endTimer); anchor.endTimer=null; anchor.style.background=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_BACKGROUND_STYLE_HOVER; var underline=_leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,"leohighlights_underline")=='true'; /* The element is already showing we are done */ if(anchor.shown) return; /* Setup the start timer if required */ anchor.startTimer=setTimeout(function(){ leoHighlightsHandleHover(anchor.id); anchor.hover=true; },underline?LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_SHOW_DELAY_MS:LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_SHOW_DELAY_NO_UNDER_MS); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleMouseOver()",e); } } /** * This will handle the mouse over setup timers for the appropriate timers * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleMouseOut(id) { try { var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(id); /* Clear the start timer if required */ if(anchor.startTimer) clearTimeout(anchor.startTimer); anchor.startTimer=null; anchor.style.background=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_BACKGROUND_STYLE_DEFAULT; if(!anchor.shown||!anchor.hover) return; /* Setup the start timer if required */ anchor.endTimer=setTimeout(function(){ leoHighlightsHideElem(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_DIV_ID); anchor.shown=false; _leoHighlightsPrevElem=null; },LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_HIDE_DELAY_MS); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleMouseOut()",e); } } /** * This handles the mouse movement into the currently opened window. * Just clear the close timer * * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOver() { try { if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem&&_leoHighlightsPrevElem.endTimer) clearTimeout(_leoHighlightsPrevElem.endTimer); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOver()",e); } } /** * This handles the mouse movement into the currently opened window. * Just clear the close timer * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOut() { try { if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem) leoHighlightsHandleMouseOut(_leoHighlightsPrevElem.id); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOut()",e); } } /** * This is a method is used to make the javascript within IE runnable */ var leoHighlightsRanUpdateDivs=false; function leoHighlightsUpdateDivs() { try { /* Check if this is an IE browser and if divs have been updated already */ if(document.all&&!leoHighlightsRanUpdateDivs&&!_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) { leoHighlightsRanUpdateDivs=true; // Set early to prevent running twice for(var i=0;i0) url=url.substring(0,idx); /* Append the text to the end */ url+="#"+encodeURI(txt); /* Set the iframe with the new url that contains the hash tag */ topIFrame.src=url; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSetExpandTxt()",e); } } /*----------------------------------------------------------------------*/ /* Methods provided to the highlight providers... */ /*----------------------------------------------------------------------*/ /** * This will set the expand text for the Top window */ function leoHL_SetExpandTxt(txt) { try { _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHL_SetExpandTxt() "+txt); _leoHighlightsSimpleGwCallBack("LeoHighlightsSetExpandTxt","expandTxt",txt); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_SetExpandTxt()",e); } } /** * This will redirect the top window to the passed in url * * @param url * @param parentId * @return */ function leoHL_RedirectTop(url,parentId) { try { try{ var domain=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"domain") var keywords=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"keywords") var vendorId=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"vendorId") leoHighlightsReportEvent("clickthrough", domain,keywords, vendorId); }catch(e){ _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTop()",e); } _leoHighlightsRedirectTop(url); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTop()",e); } } /** * This will redirect the top window to the passed in url * * @param url * @param parentId * @return */ function LeoHL_RedirectTop(url,parentId) { leoHL_RedirectTop(url,parentId); } /** * This will redirect the top window to the passed in url * * @param url * @param parentId * @return */ function leoHL_RedirectTopAd(url,parentId) { try { try{ var domain=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"domain") var keywords=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"keywords") var vendorId=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"vendorId") leoHighlightsReportEvent("advertisement.click", domain,keywords, vendorId); }catch(e){ _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTopAd()",e); } _leoHighlightsRedirectTop(url); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTopAd()",e); } } /** * This will set the size of the iframe * * @param url * @param parentId * * @return */ function leoHl_setSize(size,url) { try { /* Get the clickId */ var clickId=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg( url,"clickId") var gwObj = new Gateway(); gwObj.addParam("size",size); if(clickId) gwObj.addParam("clickId",clickId+"_blah"); gwObj.callName("LeoHighlightsSetSize"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHl_setSize()",e); } } /** * This will toggle the size of the window * * @return */ function leoHl_ToggleSize() { try { var gwObj = new Gateway(); gwObj.callName("LeoHighlightsToggleSize"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHl_ToggleSize()",e); } } "); ]]> [removed]

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This article was published on 2010/09/27