After four years of use, “the grass became compacted and the decision was made to replace it with a fresh new surface of the same type of Kentucky Blue, which will be laid on top of brand new sand,” a spokeswoman told me then.

The work was completed around Thanksgiving, as planned, but I forgot to get an image of the finished product. So here it is, courtesy of the Nationals. Makes you long for April, no?

This concludes your mid-December Nationals Park playing surface update.