From one bug to another: Sand Gnats to become Fireflies

When the New York Mets’ South Atlantic League Single-A affiliate moves from Savannah, Georgia, to Columbia, South Carolina, next season, they will drop one bug—the tiny, horrible, razor-fanged Sand Gnat—in favor of one that evokes images of pleasant summer evenings, the firefly. The Columbia Fireflies’ logo, unveiled this morning, was

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This Team Bites: The Story Behind the Savannah Sand Gnats

A lot of sports teams choose to represent themselves with fierce, intimidating creatures: Tigers, Diamondbacks, Sharks, Chihuahuas, etc. But none of these sounds quite so awful as the swarming, biting insects that infest coastal Georgia twice a year. Sand gnats, colloquially referred to as biting midges, punkies, sand flies, sand

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Sand Gnats Moving to Columbia for 2016

After the 2015 season the South Atlantic League’s Savannah Sand Gnats are history. The announcement made yesterday confirmed that the New York Mets single-A club will be relocating to Columbia, South Carolina for 2016. This is the second time Savannah, Georgia has lost their baseball team to South Carolina, the first following

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