A GLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT
Lexington County SC- The Blowfish are always looking to create more fun and excitement for their fans! When the new Coastal Plain League team in Georgia was announced as the Macon Bacon – Team Blowfish began brainstorming ideas and came up with Pancakes Baseball to play the Bacon when they visited Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
Now, another CPL’s name change is our Interstate 20 rival the Florence Redwolves that are now the Florence Flamingos! Well, naturally it was time to go to work to create a new brand of Blowfish- exciting and vibrant-and the Glowfish were created.
Take a look at the great work of Skye Design Studios who not only created the Pancakes but now the Glowfish. Check out below the new uniform and cap the players will be wearing…
“This identity is a fun extension to the core club branding”, said SDS Founder Skye Dillon. “Once the name Glowfish was solidified, we saw it as an opportunity to really push the envelope creatively, setting the logos and uniform in an underwater world. The colors chosen are essentially neon variations of the current red and blue club colors, intended to mimic the reflective, iridescent lighting in the water. The lettering was also designed to feel fluid and water-like, complete with a fish fin underline. And of course, the identity would not be complete without a school of Glowfish swimming through sea grass in the shape of South Carolina.”
Summertime will shine extra bright this year around Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
The Lexington County Blowfish unveiled special 2022 jerseys at Wednesday’s monthly luncheon. The neon blue and red jersey has the words “Glowfish” and numbers on the back in illuminating colors along with the Palmetto State-shaped silhouette logo on the cap.
In the past, the team has adopted new nicknames and special jerseys like the Pancakes. Other season-long, theme-based jerseys were centered on an eclipse, the South Carolina State Fair and last year’s salute to Lexington County towns and cities.
At the March meeting, Shanahan will announce this year’s themed player jersey for which an online jersey auction will take place at the end of the regular season, with proceeds going toward a charity.
Blowfish co-owner Bill Shanahan said the new look was inspired by the Florence RedWolves’ new ownership changing the team’s nickname to the Flamingos. He plans to introduce the special jerseys during the middle of the team’s season-opener on May 26. Shanahan said when it turns dark, the players will don the new jerseys and neon sticks will be distributed for display.
Also on opening night, retired former Lexington County Chronicle editor Jerry Bellune will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Head coach Fico Kondla was in attendance to model the latest jerseys. He also briefly addressed the crowd about the upcoming season in which the Blowfish hope to improve on last year’s winning record with their first trip to the Petitt Cup playoffs since 2015.