The source of more knee injuries
than can possibly be imagined. Players unfortunate enough to play on astroturf can look forward to shortened careers
, turf toe
, and for baseball players
F gametime ground temperatures.
ESPN has a commercial running right now in support of a constitutional amendment banning astroturf.
Update 2001/10/15 (Thanks to VT Hawkeye for pointing out this scene is a reenactment of a scene from Bull Durham.