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Time to Go Bananas in Savannah

March 14, 2016

Last month, we learned that “America’s Pastime” is heading back to the gorgeous city of Savannah Georgia also known as the “Hostess City of the South”.  After the departure of the Class A Savannah Sand Gnats to Columbia South Carolina, there was a void to fill at historic Grayson Stadium which was built in 1926. To put that in perspective, Fenway Park is only 14 years older and Wrigley Field is only 12 years it’s elder.  In other words, baseball, Savannah Georgia and Grayson Park go hand in hand. In fact, the first South Atlantic League game with both Black and White players took place at the stadium on April 14th 1953. 

 

In comes the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate invite only baseball league similar to the Cape Cod Baseball League and many others across the nation.  They needed a name so they teamed up with the Savannah Morning News to do a name our next team contest. This is quite common in the sports logo business, especially when it’s a fresh start because it creates chatter and gets people thinking. Most importantly, the community chose the name which creates even further embrace.

 

In a press conference, the team began by showing this video which reveals their new logo at the end.

 

The winner is The Savannah Bananas. 

 

 

Logo courtesy of sportslogos.net

 

Lynn Moses who is 67 years old and resides in Savannah won the contest according to savannahnow.com.  For her efforts, she will receive summer passes for all of the games. Hopefully she digs baseball as much as we do at Awesome Sports Logos

The team hired on Studio Simon out of Louisville, KY to create the logo and they did a great job!  Here’s what we love about it. You don’t see many fruit logos so when you do, it’s unique and fun. It appeals to the kids and the name is a perfect rhyming match with the city. Normally, we would take points off because we think it’s important to tie in a logo with that areas rich history but The Savannah Bananas has to be in the top 5 for roll off your tongue names. 

 

Here are two of our baseball food logos, first the Dade City Kumquats.

 

 

 

And the Idaho Taters

 

 

 

It’s fun to create food logos that look like they are ready to jack one out of the park or in Idaho’s case, hit a “Tater”. Normally, we would take points off because we think it’s important to tie in a logo with that areas rich history but The Savannah Bananas has to be in the top 5 for roll off your tongue names. The green edging on the logo makes it stand out and the color scheme works for the logo and on merchandise. You can see from the social media reaction that people want this logo and that means it’s a winner.  

 

One last interesting aspect is that the Savannah Anchors and the Savannah Ports were also finalists. That is so great to see because our Savannah baseball logo we created fits that mold. It’s the Savannah Seamen.

 

 

In 2013, Savannah was the 3rd busiest port in our country. We think our funny baseball t-shirt fits right in with what Savannah is all about. We’re psyched that baseball is back in Savannah and we’re excited to see the city once again support their baseball. C’mon, Let’s Go Bananas!!

 

Thanks as always for reading our blogs. If you dig out t-shirts, then check out our T-shirt of the Month Club. You get free shipping and discount prices. Plus you get to put a smile on your face each month as you move the bills to the side and open up your new closet super soft favorite t-shirt. The feedback we receive on it is awesome!!

 

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Addict

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