Head groundskeeper has US Cellular ready to go

Head groundskeeper has US Cellular ready to go

CHICAGO -- Thanks to one of the worst Chicago winters in recent memory, there was a little bit of doubt as to whether Roger Bossard could have U.S. Cellular Field in playing shape by Opening Day on Monday.

"We thought there would be an iceberg out in left field from the reports we got in Arizona," said a smiling White Sox manager Robin Ventura of the frozen field. "But Roger, even before he left, he knew he had his work cut out for him."

The lesson learned from U.S. Cellular looking ready to go is to never doubt the revered White Sox head groundskeeper.

"I'm impressed," Ventura said. "I knew he would pull this off. I've never seen a situation he hasn't been able to handle yet. But this one was probably pretty close."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.