The Columbia Fireflies will transform into the Carolina Grits for six games during the 2024 minor league baseball season, featuring a new logo with a baseball cap filled with grits and a spoon as a bat.

The team will hold a naming contest for the mascot and debut the new identity during “Grits Weekend” on April 26-28. Fans can enjoy real grits at the ballpark and purchase Carolina Grits merchandise, following a trend of South Carolina minor league teams adopting local food identities.

Fireflies Team President Brad Shank highlighted the role of food in bringing people together at the ballpark.


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