Thank you to all that responded. Special thanks to BSD... for the ides of an aerification machine. This looks to be the best way to go for now.
This is a good topic for the future as we all face degrees of this problem throughout the year. Managing athletic fields can be a thank-less job. We are expected to have fields of the highest quality for those all important conference games but tough luck when they use the same field for practice after a two inch rain!!! I'm fortunate to have a sense of humor and a mellow perspective so it does not bother me to much. Thanks again for the responses. Keep 'em coming!
"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason".