Batter up! This summer will see a creative one-game name change courtesy of the Lexington County Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League), who will become the Lexington County Pancakes. The Pancakes branding will be used when the club hosts the Macon Bacon.
“With the addition of the Savannah Bananas in 2016 andthe Macon Bacon, what a great opportunity to enhance the family fun by creating more “sizzle”. Ladies and Gentlemen, we introduce to you Pancakes Baseball,” said Blowfish co-owner Bill Shanahan. “When the expansion team, the Macon franchise, announced their new name we just thought, ‘Let’s be the Pancakes!’, and it just got out of hand in regards to all the fun we could have with it. One of our USC Interns came up with the slogan of “Batter Up” and it just keeps getting more creative.”
Uniquely different from the Blowfish logo and color palette, the Pancakes logo and uniforms incorporate five colors: Blowfish navy, maroon, strong orange, tan, and luminous vivid amber (yellow). The front of the jersey features “Pancakes” and a syrup-dripping spatula, while the backs will have the slogan “Batter Up” where the player’s name typically is and numbers that are dripping syrup as well. In addition to the CPL logo on the right sleeve, the jersey will feature a special Lexington County Pancakes patch on the left sleeve that also prominently displays the club’s new mascot.
“After hearing that Macon’s new mascot is Kevin Bacon, we needed a mascot for this venture as well and decided on our name, Flip the Pancake,” said Shanahan, “Pancakes t-shirts, on sale today, are coming hot off the griddle and we know they will sell like hotcakes!”
The Pancakes adds to the flavorful menu of delicious nicknames becoming more popular in the CPL and in baseball.