This morning, the City of Columbia and our awesome Mayor Steve Benjamin joined with local developers and business leaders to announce the name of our great city’s new baseball team: the Columbia Fireflies.
The name was initially met with some degree of consternation among the local social media elite. But then the freshly-minted team released this video and well, . consider the consternation sufficiently quelled.
It’s hard not to get excited about the name and what it represents for us. And as a city that prides itself on passionately rooting on its beloved Gamecocks, we’ve become quite used to cheering for a team with a monicker that may make rivals raise their eyebrows.
All I can say is I can’t wait for this spring when the Fireflies, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, begin play at Spirit Communications Park in the heart of the newly renovated Bull Street property in Columbia that for so long remained a vacant drain on this city.