Going Bananas

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It’s a team that borders on a circus, bucks baseball traditionalists, and is unapologetically authentic. It’s a team that deeply resonates with fans both near and far, whose players go through “Fan First U” to join the team, and then try all kinds of atypical things to entertain fans -- sometimes off the field, and often, on it.

What’s the difference between a fan and a customer? Why should baseball's walks be sprints? From dancing grandmas to babies in banana gear, hiring people using "future resumes" to asking fans for THEIR autographs instead. Even championships. Yes, winning baseball played by this wild and wacky team.

Don't miss this one. There's no other team like the Bananas.

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Jesse Cole: https://twitter.com/YellowTuxJesse

Founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas. He is also the author of “Find Your Yellow Tux – How to Be Successful by Standing Out” and host of the Business Done Differently podcast.

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