Friday, July 11, 2014

Savannah: Historic Grayson Stadium has character like crazy

Character usually is a good thing but not always ... a park where general admission seats are the best ones gives me pause. 
We loved the Sand Gnats' stadium setting in a large city park (we got in some walking before the game) and loved the idea of it being at one of the nation's oldest functioning ballparks (they fight with Asheville among others for the distinction). But our seating experience was less than great, for a while.
Our box seats were close behind home plate even though the map had showed them closer to first base (our preferred angle). My mom's seat was not fastened securely into the concrete. We moved to the general admission area near Landshark Landing and had a great time from then on.
The netting spans just about all of the seating areas so this is a difficult place to catch a foul ball. But the angles are so odd management has to put up all of this netting or they would lose a fan every night.
The daytime high was 97 or so, but enormous ceiling fans in the covered areas keep spectators from rioting. We also were told we could ask for bug spray from fan services, but it never came to that. There is a reason the team is named the Sand Gnats ...
Food item in the Wretched Excess category: the S'mores Panini. There was Nutella involved, plus chocolate syrup on top. I can't even ...

Sand Gnats Carolinas Connections

Outfielder Champ Stuart, Brevard College



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

wold? :)

Anonymous said...

Fixed, thanks. "Wold" is indeed a word, but not one that fits in this post.

Ellyn

Anonymous said...

My father played there in the late '40s as part of the Athletics farm team. Looks like an old wooden park to me...

Anonymous said...

This post was pretty worthless--and what kind of excuse is that "wold" is a real word?

Anonymous said...

Thanking you for your correction does not strike me as worthless. Gratitude matters.

I'm sorry that my attempt to be funny didn't work. I don't believe in excuses, only ownership and fixing what can be fixed, which we've done with your help.

Ellyn