Tag: Sports

With departure of Sand Gnats, Savannah should redouble efforts to preserve and update Grayson

From Columbia’s The State newspaper today, It’s official: Savannah baseball team moving to Columbia: Columbia team owner Jason Freier, whose Atlanta-based Hardball Capital operates minor league teams in three cities, announced Thursday that his group is moving the Savannah franchise…

Savannah stadium study leaves key questions unanswered

Call me naive, but I was assuming the $55,000 study to determine the feasibility of a new multi-purpose stadium (multi-purpose, yes, but primarily for the Sand Gnats) would at least address the most important questions. But the 90-page study from…

Will the mainstream U.S. media ever dissect World Cup defeat?

Strange as this may seem to those who know me, I coached some high school and middle school soccer many years ago. In fact, I co-coached (neither of us wanted the distinction of “head”) what might have been one of…

Sand Gnats owner promises a team to Columbia if new stadium is built

I spotted the Savannah Morning News’ Eric Curl’s blog post a couple of hours ago: Sand Gnats owner promises Columbia, SC a team And since then I’ve been reading up on the big Bull Street development in Columbia, S.C., an…

GPB on the Sand Gnats, a proposed new stadium, and baseball in Savannah

It’s hard to imagine anyone doing a better job mixing a report like this than GPB’s Orlando Montoya: For just this text, check out Prepared To Leave The City, Savannah Sand Gnats Ask For New Baseball Stadium. From that piece:…

A new stadium for the Sand Gnats at Savannah River Landing?

Amidst all the news about the new report critical of the management of the Savannah-Chatham police force, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of online chatter today about some other big news from Thursday. From Eric Curl’s piece in…

NYT’s take on the Braves’ move to new stadium in Cobb County

A typically interesting piece from Kim Severson at the New York Times: With Braves Set to Move, a Broader Look at Atlanta. From the article: As demographics changed and development migrated to the largely white suburbs, the team remained a…

A few thoughts on the Atlanta Braves moving to Cobb County

I should begin by saying that I have never been to a Braves game. I have never been to Turner Field, and I haven’t even been to Atlanta in several years. So I don’t have a dog in this hunt.…

Atlanta Braves abandoning Turner Field, moving to new stadium in Cobb County in 2017

Well I was sort of shocked to see this post this morning on Peach Pundit (the excellent political blog that I contribute to sporadically): UPDATED: Atlanta Braves plan move to Cobb County by 2017 The post has a variety of…

Jackyl headlining Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon post-race concert in Forsyth Park

I guess it’s fitting in some respects that Jackyl, originally from Georgia, will be headlining the post-race concert in Forsyth Park after the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on November 9th. But it’s also worth noting that the for-profit race pretty…

So here’s my Georgia football question . . .

OK, I’m not going to suddenly start blogging routinely about sports. And I’ll admit that I’ve gotten less and less interested in college football in recent years because of the growing issues involving concussions and the shameful commodification of young…

The Color Run 5K in Savannah on August 17

I just heard about this for the first time today, but The Color Run in Savannah on August 17, 2013, had to have been in the works for months.

There are also runs that same day in Montreal, Buffalo, and Toledo.

From the “About Us” section of the website: “The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.

Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.”




Armstrong women’s tennis team repeats as national champs, men’s team finishes as runner-up

UPDATE: Armstrong’s women’s tennis team repeated as NCAA DII national champs today with a much-tougher-than-the-score-appears 5-2 win over BYU Hawaii. The men’s team narrowly lost to #1 ranked and undefeated Barry, 5-4. The men lost all three doubles matches, so…

Armstrong tennis teams head to NCAA finals as defending national champs (photos)

On Monday, Armstrong Atlantic State University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA Division II finals next week outside Phoenix. As has become routine, both teams advance pretty easily — see here and here. Both teams won national…