Ball Fields. It is important that infields be kept weed free to prevent “bad bounces” of baseballs from injuring players. Weeds can also cause players to slip and fall as well as create undesirable aesthetic conditions for the infield. Other areas to be maintained weed free are dugouts, areas behind the back stop and fence lines. This should be accomplished with scuffle hoes, rakes and wheelbarrows. If big divots are left from hoeing, volunteers should attempt to rake the grade smooth again.