Im finally a Sand Gnat!

My name is Sarah King, and I just moved over to Savannah from Mississippi. I joined the staff after finishing school in May just in time to start a long 8 game homestand! I work with Lauren doing promotions and the on field activities during the games. I was able to do a lot of fun things my first week here including meeting Paula Deen, our first Bark in the Park of the summer and an education day as well as help organize a 5K! Talk about a busy week. I loved jumping into the job quickly though, and I’m definitely ready for the next homestand that is quickly approaching!

 

I am a southern girl, so I feel right at home in Savannah. The city is beautiful and I have been lucky enough to get to see alot of it already. I definitely look like a tourist walking down the street with a camera taking pictures, but I don’t mind. 🙂

 

See you at the games!!!

       – Sarah

 

 

Whats Going on at Grayson?

How’s it going Sand Gnats fans?!  I hope you’ve been enjoying the season so far!  We’ve had tons of GREAT games at Historic Grayson Stadium. 

The team is now 22 and 29.  With the boys currently on the road in Greenville, SC they’re 3-0 this series against the Boston Red Sox affiliate Greenville Drive.  We’re hoping for another win tonight with your Sand Gnats Mikel Cleto on the mound!  The boys have off for a traveling day tomorrow but return to action on Thirsty Thursday, May 29 here at Grayson Stadium.  Be sure to join us for 1/2 off beer and soda all night presented by Rock 106.1 and Connect Savannah.

What you should look forward to this weekend:

Thursday, May 29: is Thirsty Thursday

Friday, May 30: Bloomingdale Community Night presented by the MPC with post game FIREWORKS!

Saturday, May 31: Jimmy Buffett Night!  Enjoy a Cheeseburger in Paradise and a Margarita at the ballpark!Buffett-Night-08.jpg

Sunday, June 1: is Cancer Survivor Day.  We’re welcoming all survivors and their care givers.  Contact the American Cancer Society of Savannah for your invitation.  It’s also Kids Sunday presented by the CW Network and Big 98.3!  Kids can run the bases and get player autographs after the game!

 

I look forward to seeing you here!

 

LP

Hellllooo

mikey_p_1.JPGOk, so it’s been a while since we wrote on our blog and we apologize.  We’ve had a busy first month here in Savannah with two long homestands to start the season.  The Gnats are on the road right now in Asheville wrapping up a four-game set with the Tourists. 

As a staff, we would like to thank all of those that came out to the ballpark during the first month of the season.  We had a great time and we hope that you did too!  When the team is out of town, we are busy getting ready for the next homestand.  On the media front, we still do game notes and help prepare stats for opposing teams while the team is on the road so that is what’s going on in my department. 

This past weekend I went to the beach a couple times and caught some rays…that was fun.  Those of us that went also bought a bocce ball set to play with on the beach.  I used to have better than average bocce skills but they’ve diminished without practice.  By mid-summer, I should be back in professional form. 

I’ll quit rambling now.  Go Gnats!

Paso

Gnate rounding the bases after hitting a homer

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Home Opener is only a few days away!

The 2008 season has begun.  This Friday, April 11, will be our home opener.  The town is buzzing with enthusiasm…especially this bug!  I cannot wait to see all my little friends, sign autographs, have photos taken, etc.  If you do come to the games make sure you come and say hi to me.  I’m the 6’6″ bug walking around the stadium.  See you at the ballpark!!!

Gnate

Gnats vs. Timber Rattlers: VOTE THURSDAY!

Darren Rovell has released Thursday’s matchups for the CNBC Minor League Baseball Logo Tournament, and the Sand Gnats meet the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. I guess Mr. Rovell figured the Gnats and RiverDogs play 24 times in 2008, so an extra matchup in the logo tournament would be unnecessary.

Now is the time to spread the word to vote. Voting will begin Thursday morning (3/13) at about 11 a.m. EDT (11 a.m was when Rovell released tomorrow’s matchups).  Voting will conclude Friday morning (3/14) at 9 a.m. EDT, and hopefully results will be announced shortly thereafter of a Gnats victory that will coincide perfectly with the start of Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (10:30 a.m. start). 

Tell friends, family and others to support the Sand Gnats with a vote on Thursday in the CNBC logo tournament!

-Matt

Sand_gnats_full_logo Sand Gnats fans we need your votes!!  Yesterday started Darren Rovell, of CNBC’s Minor League Baseball logo contest! 

The contest includes 64 teams, all of them are ranked.  The logos are in brackets and going up against other logos.  Winners are determined by you!  The team logo with the most votes wins and moves on.  The contest will run from March 10- March 31.  Each day 10 teams will go head to head!  Vote for your favorite minor league logos!

Your Savannah Sand Gnats are a No. 4 Seed, check back here to see when the Gnats will go up against the competition! 

Catch the Buzz!

LP

LET GRAPEFRUIT ACTION BEGIN!

Since this is my first time blogging let me introduce myself I’m Justinand I’m going to be working in the Box Office with Michelle. I’m a huge
Phillies fan as well as all Philly sports, I’m graduating from The
Temple University, home of the Temple Owls!
PLAY BALL! Well sort of, it’s that time of year when teams are getting their Spring Training games on to prepare for the upcoming season.  I cannot wait for the season to start already a big rivalry between the Mets/Phillies but now has more life than it has the last two seasons with the comments aimed toward Jimmy Rollins by Carlos Beltran ("To Jimmy Rollins: We are the team to beat."), then the response by Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies was quoted as saying

"Two things come to mind,"One, there are four other teams in our division who 
are going to make sure that doesn’t happen, and two, has anyone ever heard of plagiarism? 
That was pretty good, especially coming from him. He’s a quiet guy, so it was probably 
shocking when he said it. Not shocking in a bad way, like ‘Wow, I can’t believe he said 
that.’ More like, ‘Wow, he finally said something because he’s a leader on that team and 
you definitely need to be a vocal leader.". So there is no love lost after the Mets disgraced themselves at the tailend of the season displacing the ’64 Phillies from worst collapse in MLB History. Another reason to make a Phillies fan happy. Well that’s it for now let’s get the season going!

Justin

BBQski!!

There are certain things in life that really pump me up: eating when i’m really hungry, taking a nap in the middle of the day when I’m really tired, finding a hidden french fry under a napkin after I think I’m done eating, Nic Cage and FREE BARBECUE!  Two Bubbas Barbecue, located on 57 Coffee Bluff Villa Road, was kind enough to bring the Sand Gnats office staff some pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches!  I have known about this visit since last week and I have been counting down the days…So the Sand Gnats would like to send out a thanks to Two Bubbas Barbecue!  You can reach them for catering or carry out orders at (912) 921-1144.

Check out my NINE INNINGS currently on our home page.  You’ll find out so serious stuff! Go Gnats BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

-Benton

Getting Ready for Opening Night

A week under my belt here in Savannah, and so far, so good. Mike has been getting me acquainted with InDesign and Photoshop as we produce the program "SG magazine" and the media guide.

First impressions after a week in Savannah: The people, in and out of the office, are very friendly and hospitable. Secondly, the newly renovated field here at Grayson Stadium looks spectacular. Head Grounds Keeper Andy Rock and his staff have done a tremendous job with the playing field. I think the players will be ecstatic to call this diamond home when they arrive in April. Finally, Savannah has lived up to its reputation as a great place to live. With Daffin Park, Forsyth Park and the historic district, there is plenty to do in my free time away from Grayson.

It’s been fun getting to know the rest of the staff here, including Benton, Lauren, Jeff, Justin, Tasha, Michelle, Pat and Brad. Mike is a whiz on the Adobe applications we use so learning from him has been easy. We’re making good progress on the publications for the season and are eager for April 5th when the season gets under-way.

That’s all for now, check back in for more as we keep you up-to-date on the latest here at Grayson Stadium!

-Matt