Did You Get Tickets? Both Savannah Bananas Games in Portland Are Sold Out
Scoot over Taylor Swift. Seems we have a baseball team also selling out everywhere!
The Savannah Bananas have sold out both Hadlock Field games: Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19.
Were you lucky and got tickets? Boy are you in for a treat.
Who or what are the Savannah Bananas?
Think Harlem Globetrotters, but in baseball. Back in 2016, when they came up with the name Savannah Bananas, that was the game changer. They got a lot of hate in Savannah for being 'a joke' and a laughing stock. Six years later, the Savannah Bananas are going on a world tour and selling out wherever they go!
Their number one rule is to have fun, then play some great baseball. The Savannah Bananas are bringing their “World Famous Baseball Circus” to Hadlock Field on Aug. 18 and 19. Since going viral, it's hard to find anyone who hasn't heard of this team. According to WMTW, ESPN has called the Bananas 'The Greatest Show in Sports'.
Fans nominated more than 700 cities and 28 countries for the 2023 tour. Portland is one of 32 cities to make the cut. No, they won't be playing the Portland Sea Dogs, although I would love to see Slugger involved. Much like the Harlem Globetrotters, they play their rival the Party Animals.
Just how different is the game? Well, they have a band (think college football) they have mascots and dancers and performers and the players are performers too! They have epic scoring dances you might see them perform in kilts. Oh and they don't play baseball, they play Banana Ball. One of the goals of the owner Jesse Cole was to keep the game moving. Not sure if you are aware, but baseball can be super boring. Not Banana Ball! The story of how this team came to be is remarkable and how all businesses should be run!
Some of the rules of Banana Ball include no bunting, a two-hour time limit, fans catching foul balls for outs, batters stealing first base, and a one-on-one tiebreakers showdown if the game ends in a tie.
The Savannah Bananas are sorry you didn't get tickets, but...
If you were not able to grab tickets - know we still love ya! Totally wish we had room for all of our friends.
They are already making plans for a bigger and better 2024 tour! Look out Taylor Swift, this little baseball team is just as popular!