Minor League Baseball team in Georgia a viral sensation

Minor League Baseball team shaking up the sport
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 10:12 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - One of Georgia’s Minor League Baseball teams is turning the sport upside down.

The Savannah Bananas are messing with baseball’s rich traditions and it’s become a big hit with the fans.

Banana ball is a bit P.T. Barnum meets the Harlem Globetrotters at a dance party.

Team owner Jesse Cole tweaked the rules to amp up the action making up plenty of viral appeal.

Kyle Luigs’ groovin’ pre-pitch dance has viewed over 3 million times on TikTok.

Every game is a sell-out with a ripening waiting list 65,000 fans long.

For example, the Renners drove 11-1/2 hours from Ohio to see the team.

Perhaps most striking is that for two hours, fans eyes were not on their phones but on the field.