LISTEN: Fans in 33 cities in 20 states will be able to attend Banana Ball next year. Benjamin Payne’s reports from GPB.
San Jose, Staten Island, Tulsa, Tampa, Nashville, Jacksonville.
No, these are not excerpts from Johnny Cash’s I’ve Been Everywhere.
Rather, these are a few of the 33 cities that Savannah Bananas will be playing in next year as the team showcases their baseball brand in front of fans across the country.
“On this tour you will see the most entertaining footballers in the world playing Banana Ball,” the greatest sporting event, “Bananas owner Jesse Cole said Tuesday night at Savannah’s Grayson Stadium during the Banana Ball World Tour Draft. or receiving) the Bananas 2023 schedule.
It all begins on February 17, when they take their talents to West Palm Beach, Florida. The Banana Ball season will run into the declining days of summer, culminating on September 23 in Cooperstown, New York, home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Along the way, the Bananas will, as Johnny Cash sang, “cross the naked deserts, man,” on their spring trek to Scottsdale, Arizona and Peoria, Arizona.
And given their dazzling spectacle, the next stop in the desert shouldn’t come as a surprise:
“With the second pick for the fourth round of the draft, Savannah Bananas pick: Las Vegas, Nevada, baby!” one of the few grandmothers on the ‘Banana Nanas’ cheerleading squad announced themselves.
There were also junior cheerleaders of the team:
“That’s right – it’s” Man-Nanas “: the world-famous cheerleading squad of” Tata-Bod, “said the long-bearded dad wearing a sleeveless tee. “With the third pick of the fifth round of the Banana Ball World Tour 2023 project, the pick of Savannah Bananas: Indianapolis, Indiana, baby!”
Also on the podium, albeit quietly, the mascot of Bananas “Split” raised a sign saying Milwaukee was a late summer destination.
Even in the midst of all the journeys, no city can harvest as many next year’s bananas as Savannah: “Housewife City of the South” will play 30 games at the Grayson Stadium, starting February 25, seven years until the date Banana announced its unconventional name – name, to which the club and its fans will slowly but surely grow up.
“That day changed everything for us,” said Cole. “Well, not everyone loved the name [but] it was the first time fans knew we were here and knew our mission to make baseball fun.”