Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4: Columbia Blowfish

For July 4th, we decided to check out the local baseball team, the Columbia Blowfish. They play in the Coastal Plain League, which is a collegiate wood-bat summer league that plays in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, though the players can come from all over. I think in some ways this league is supposed to help college players transition to playing with wood bats in the professional leagues. What's kind of nice about a local baseball team is there really isn't a bad seat in the house:

Though my favorite part has to be the mascot, "Blowie", here running the bases:

Though I think I enjoyed the dance he and "Blowie Junior" did to the "Jump On It" chorus of Sugarhill Gang's "Apache" between innings even more. As you can see, we had our pick of seats:

Mascot heaven:  here are "Blowie" and "Pockets" mascot for sponsor Palmetto Hospital getting ready to lead the kids' run in the outfield:

And the capper:  fireworks!

Oh yes, and the Columbia Blowfish beat the Florence Red Wolves 7-6!

No comments: