The Savannah Sports Council hosted a total of 125 people, including clients, board members, and their families on Friday, July 6 at Grayson Stadium for the USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series. The event was hosted by the Savannah Bananas and presented by the Savannah Sports Council. Director Rob Wells threw out the First Banana. Wells is pictured below at the game with his daughters.
USA Baseball CNT Manager Paul Mainieri had the opportunity to coach at Grayson Stadium previously in his career, and had this to say about the experience:
“I had heard a lot about Savannah, the Bananas, and the crowds that they get so we were looking forward to coming here. It is such a great experience being here. The people were fantastic rooting us on and they seem like they just have an awful lot of fun in the stands here. It reminded me a little bit of some of the SEC parks that we played in. It was a little bit of an older park then we played at in Cary, Charlotte, and Durham, which was good for the players to see. It kind of brought them back to their roots when they learned to play baseball. The fans were terrific and it was just a whole lot of fun tonight.”