Savannah Bananas serve up perfect Snow Globe tribute to Chiefs
By Matt Conner
As if the Savannah Bananas weren’t already the best minor league team in existence, they go ahead and serve this one up.
If you’re not already hip to the Savannah Bananas, you’re missing out on one of the single greatest teams—or really anything—in sports these days. But they’ve upped their already inimitable game in recent days with a nod to the Kansas City Chiefs that was nothing short of amazing.
First, let’s talk Bananas, because you should be, well, bananas about them. Formerly a member of the Coastal Plains League, they’ve since fully given in to playing Banana Ball, making them a sort of traveling exhibition team—such as the Harlem Globetrotters or Athletes in Action.
Banana Ball comes with a lot of rule variations from standard baseball, but it’s all intended to be fast and fun. Each inning is its own mini-game. The game will only last two hours. If a fan catches a foul, the batter is out. No walks. No bunts. No stepping out of the batter’s box. There’s a lot more where that came from, including the 3-2-2 dance (you can Google things yourself).
Beyond that, the Bananas have invented a ton of memorable moments at the ballpark. There’s the time the entire team wore kilts during a game. There are the team’s cheerleaders of women aged 65+ only (Banana-Nanas). There’s the first-base coach who’s actually a professional dancer. Everyone gets a hug, a high-five, or a handshake when entering the park.
Yeah, you can see why the Bananas are all the rage these days.
While in town for a series versus the Monarchs, former Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie helped the Bananas coordinate a tribute to one of the most memorable plays in recent Chiefs history: “Snowglobe”. Check it out below:
Chiefs fans will remember the initial play from last year’s late-season showdown against the Los Angeles Raiders. Of course, the real play was called back on a holding penalty that ruined something about as fun as the Bananas.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to love the Bananas…