HABOOB

Don’t flip out: Savannah Bananas make backflip catch in outfield

Aug 19, 2023, 9:15 AM | Updated: 9:19 am

Almost every baseball fan has seen the excitement on social media of a Savannah Bananas vs. Party Animals game, but Friday may have set the bar a little higher.

We have seen crazy catches with players spilling into the dugout, dads catching foul balls while holding a beer and a baby, home run robberies or just flat-out Gold Glove-caliber plays from MLB players.

But on Friday, the Bananas may have given the term Web Gem a completely different meaning.

Bananas center fielder D.R. Meadows saw a high-fly ball that gave him ample amount of time to line up under the ball.

Meadows perfectly timed the flip, with the ball landing in his glove as his feet are already off the ground, an incredible feat that little on Earth could pull off.

For the uninitiated, Savannah plays the Party Animals every game with a unique twist on the rules of baseball. It’s similar to the Harlem Globetrotters vs. Washington Generals, but the Party Animals have a significantly higher win percentage than the Generals.

It’s Meadow’s 36th trick play in 40 tries, and although we do not know the extent of the other 35, this takes the cake as the likely best one of the season.

The Bananas continue their “World Tour” on Saturday in Portland, ME.

Haboob

Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on from the dugout during the ninth inning ...

David Veenstra

Mentalist performs ‘magic’ on Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and pitcher Drey Jameson

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo invited a mentalist and magician to perform magic in front of his team to lighten the mood in the clubhouse.

3 days ago

Zebras...

Haboob Blog

Zebras at the Lovullo house? Diamondbacks’ summer party a bonding experience

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo hosted D-backs players and staff, two zebras, a llama, a cow and goats on Monday. 

4 days ago

Arizona State football head coach Kenny Dillingham...

Ryan Pasiecznik

A ‘Goofy’ prank: Kenny Dillingham makes Arizona State players plank for College Football 25

Arizona State head football coach Kenny Dillingham had players plank to win EA Sports' College Football 25. They won A Goofy Movie instead.

5 days ago

2024 NBA Finals rooting interest by state...

Haboob Blog

State of Arizona rooting for Celtics over Luka Doncic’s Mavericks, according to social media data

We in Arizona are over the 1976 NBA Finals won by the Celtics. Or maybe Phoenix Suns fans just really hate Luka Doncic and the Mavericks.

13 days ago

Anthony Edwards #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the fourth quarter against the Dal...

Haboob Blog

Suns fans show Anthony Edwards the receipts after Mavs blow out Wolves

After the Mavericks blew out the Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards got roasted for once roasting the Phoenix Suns for a similar loss.

18 days ago

Kyler Murray at an Arizona Diamondbacks game...

Haboob Blog

HOW many tendies?! Cardinals O-line ate its way through a Diamondbacks game

A much better offseason narrative: The Arizona Cardinals' offensive line can house baskets upon baskets of chicken tenders.

19 days ago

Don’t flip out: Savannah Bananas make backflip catch in outfield