People across the country continue to go “bananas” for the Savannah Bananas baseball team, and the squad recently caught the attention of country music fans with some of their on-field antics.
You would be hard pressed to find a pitcher and catcher dancing on the mound together in the Major Leagues, but the Savannah Bananas have created a league of their own (no baseball-pun intended).
For those not familiar with the Savannah Bananas, the bright banana-yellow uniformed players are a “Harlem Globetrotters-esque” entertainment product that have operated out of Georgia since 2016. Their unique take on baseball has grabbed the attention of sports fans around the world, and their rowdy atmosphere at the Historic Grayson Park (nicknamed “Bananaland”) has proven there is more than one way to play the game of baseball.
The Savannah Bananas are currently on their “Banana Ball World Tour,” playing games at their home stadium in Savannah, GA as well as other stadiums across the country. The team is set to play in Texas, Kansas, Arizona, and many other states in the upcoming months.
However, good luck getting a ticket to the “best show in sports,” as their events page shows all of their games are sold out all the way until May 19th in Las Vegas.
If you are lucky enough to grab a ticket to watch the Savannah Bananas take on the Party Animals (their forever opponent) at some point during their World Tour, you’ll be gifted with an experience that just might be the most unique in sports.
What would be a violation of the newly instated pitch-clock rules in the MLB is instead a fun, choreographed celebration and perhaps the greatest “Celly” in the history of sports.
With a nod to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Fishin’ In The Dark,” the fellas brought out the old “The Fish Hook” dance move like you’ve never seen it performed before:
Cue up a little Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: