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How to watch Savannah Bananas vs. Party Animals: Banana Ball, time, TV channel, free live stream

Feb 10, 2024

Savannah Bananas pitcher Blake McGehee, right, dances during a pregame performance for the fans waiting for the gates to open before the team's baseball game against the Wilmington Sharks, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)AP

The Savannah Bananas are headed to prime time, with the first ever live nationwide broadcast of the viral baseball show premiering on ESPN8: The Ocho on Thursday, August 3 (8/3/2023) at 7 p.m. ET.

The Bananas take on their regular foes, the Party Animals, live on ESPN2, which has been rebranded as ESPN8: The Ocho for three days of “seldom seen sports” this weekend. It can be streamed live on fuboTV (free trial), ESPN Plus and other live TV services.

The Savannah Bananas are a viral, Harlem Globetrotter-like baseball show (headed to Syracuse on September 14) known for their bright yellow uniforms and on-field antics, including dance breaks and lots of crowd participation.

ESPN has been covering the rise in popularity of the Savannah Bananas since their original docuseries, Bananaland, which is available to stream on ESPN Plus. Now the network is bringing the Bananas to the national stage as part of the 2023 edition of “The Ocho.” For those unfamiliar, “The Ocho” is an annual tradition where ESPN covers unusual sports like Slam Ball, Air-guitaring, disc golf, axe-throwing and more. It’s a reference to a gag in the 2004 comedy “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” staring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.

Here’s how to tune in.

What: Banana Ball

Who: Savannah Bananas vs. Party Animals

When: Thursday, August 3

Where: Historic Grayson Stadium, Savannah, Georgia

Time: 7 p.m. ET


Channel finder: Verizon Fios, Xfinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV

Live stream: fuboTV (free trial), ESPN Plus, DirecTV Stream (free trial), Sling (half off first month), Hulu + Live TV

Cord cutters can sign up for fuboTV (free trial), DirecTV Stream (free trial), Sling (half off first month) to enjoy broadcasts of ESPN2.

Cable subscribers can login on or associated apps to stream the game for free.

A full schedule of ESPN8: The Ocho events can be found here.

What is fuboTV?

FuboTV is a live TV streaming service focused on live sports, including U.S. and international soccer, the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and more. It also includes its own fubo Sports Networks with exclusive programming. It offers 150 channels starting at $74.99, including 1,000 hours of DVR, and streams on most devices. Right now you can try fuboTV free for 7 days.


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