Savannah Bananas

Aww, how sweet.

By Dan Gartland
June 19, 2019

Aww, how sweet

The in-stadium wedding proposal is as divisive a topic as there is in this world. Some people think it’s tacky, others think it’s touching to share your special moment with thousands of others. After seeing a man wearing a full Bridgeport Bluefish uniform propose in a half-empty Atlantic League park five years ago, I fell pretty squarely in the former camp. But this proposal at a Savannah Bananas game is just tacky enough to be kind of sweet. 

Clearly Christian and Larissa are ready to take the plunge into marriage if she can identify her man’s butt while blindfolded. 

The whole thing is obviously absurd, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t memorable. The Bananas are a collegiate wood-bat team with an in-stadium atmosphere that would make most MLB teams jealous. They’ve shattered Coastal Plain League attendance records every year since entering the league in 2016 and have sold out every game since the start of the 2017 season. There are only four games left with tickets available this season. And the fans aren’t just numerous, they’re enthusiastic. Listen to them go wild when Christian drops to his knee. It’s tough to hate that.  

Well that’s just embarrassing

Max Scherzer’s start scheduled for later today is up in the air after he broke his nose. How? Taking a ball to the face while practicing bunts before a game. Jeez, that has to be embarrassing. Good thing there’s no video footage of him bunting a ball directly into his nose.

Oh, wait...

For a guy who’s so absurdly intense on the mound, it’s a little shocking to see how lackadaisical he is during BP. 

Not as embarrassing as this, though

Bases loaded, one out, ahead in the count. Your odds of driving in a run or two are pretty high if you put a good swing on the ball. They’re much lower if you swing at a pitch in the dirt and two feet wide. 

But Frazier still ended up working a walk.

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(Here’s how the woman in the video made it.)

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The name of this boat is—not kidding—“Big Nutz Required II.”

A good song

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