December 2008

Happy Holidays!

Mike here wishing all those out there a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Christmakkuh, and anything else I forgot.  The Sand Gnats staff hopes that everyone has a safe and pleasant holiday season.

We will be taking some time off for the holidays as our office spreads back across the country to be with friends and family.  The office will be closed from Dec. 24 to January 4 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009.  It’s crazy to think that a new year is upon us and that opening day is almost four months away!

I will be hoping on a jet plane heading back to the west coast (best coast) for the holidays.  Unfortunately there will be no snow, but it will be nice to have Cheesecake Factory and Jamba Juice close once again. 

We’ve been going green here at the stadium lately, and by that I mean the new turf is coming in real nice!  The entire field is almost done and once groundskeeper Andy Rock gets back from California he’ll cut it and get it into game shape for the Savannah College of Art & Design games that start in late January.

That’s really all I’ve got right now…see ya next year.

Mike 

Congratulations Axyl Rose!

Xmas Tree 08.jpgFirst off, in this edition of The Buzz I would like to personally congratulate Axyl Rose of the band Guns n’ Roses for finally releasing Chinese Democracy.  Axyl is a true testament to following your dreams….

We here at the Sand Gnats hope all of you out there in cyberspace had a safe and fun Thanksgiving holiday as well as a productive and beneficial Black Friday!  We are back to work here for the next three weeks until the Christmas holiday trying to wrap up things before the year ends because once January 1, 2009 comes around, the season will be here before we know it. 

Our Inaugural Holiday Bazaar is coming up and will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 13 at Historic Grayson Stadium.  Admission is free so come on down and check out some crafts, get your gifts wrapped or hang out and watch a holiday film! 

Now I’ll take a little time to talk about my Black Friday….

Usually I’m one of those 4 a.m. shoppers along with my aunt and grandma but this year I decided to stay in Savannah for the holiday and neglected my usual routine.  I did venture to Target at 10 a.m. to find a vast selection of digital video discs (DVDs) for under $4, which was nice.  After that, I proceeded to head up to the Tanger Outlets near Hilton Head to see what sales they were having.  I went with the intention of buying presents for others but instead bought myself a new coat and some cheap shorts.  Oh well….

Are you on the social phenomenon known as Facebook?  Well if you are, become a fan of the Sand Gnats!  There is a link on the homepage of sandgnats.com that will take you directly to our page. 

Groundskeeper Andy has finished overseeding the field and we are in the transitionary process with the old turf dying off and the new turf coming in.  Other than that, it’s business as usual at the ol’ ballyard. 

Time for me to sign off and get to work. 

Mike

P.S.   That’s me helping cut down our Xmas Tree

P.P.S.  Roll Tide…