Yesterday we mentioned that Evan Longoria signed an endorsement deal to be the “face” of FieldTurf, the makers of the artificial turf found at Tropicana Field. Bobby Fenton brought up an excellent point: Longoria used to hate the FieldTurf.
Here is a quote from Longoria in a St. Pete Times article from just two months ago…
“The turf on your lower back and hamstrings is really tough…It’s definitely different. We go on the road and play for 10 days and you feel good and then you come back on the turf for a couple days and you definitely feel it in your hamstrings.”
Longoria missed six games last season due to hamstring tightness.But hey, with all that money FieldTurf is now giving him, we guess he can afford all the massages he wants.