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Columbus Catfish represents Columbus, Georgia in the Minor League baseball games. Since September 29, 2006, Catfish have been a farm team of the Tampa Bay Rays and is a Class A team, which plays in the South Atlantic League.
As of now, Columbus Catfish play their home games at Golden Park, but starting from 2009 Season, they will be playing their home games at Bowling Green Ballpark located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Team's official colors are peach, royal blue, and sand. The team uses the peach color due to the reference to the state of Georgia, which is also known as the Peach State.
The peach color is also used in the team's logo, while another reason why the color peach was added to the logo of Catfish was to differentiate from Columbus Clippers, another team based in the city of Columbus.
The name of the team, Catfish, originated from the kind of fish with the same name that is usually found in Chattahoochee River. And since the Golden Park and Columbus city lies of Chattahoochee, the team is named after that fish.
The Catfish joined the South Atlantic League in 2001 as an expansion franchise and played their first season as Wilmington Waves, as the team was then based in Wilmington, North Carolina.
During their days as the Wilmington Waves, the team was a farm team of Los Angeles Dodgers. The following year team moved to Albany, Georgia, as they didn't have their permanent ball park back in Wilmington.
After the relocation the team was renamed to South Georgia Waves, a name that they used during their first season in Columbus, Georgia as well. After one season the team ultimately moved to Columbus.
Before Catfish, RedStixx used to represent Columbus, Georgia. The team was finally named Columbus Catfish in the year 2004. Team got its hands on South Atlantic League Championship for the first and the only time in 2007, when the Catfish defeated West Virginia Power in three games.
The team is scheduled to be relocated yet again from 2009 season, as the ownership of the team is transferred to Art Solomon, who is the owner of New Hampshire Fisher Cats, in April 2008. Solomon plans to move the team to Bowling Green, Kentucky.
A public contest was also held to help suggest the name of the new team that will be playing from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the seven finalists of that contest were announced on August 18, 2008.
The Catfish began their homestand against Lake County Captains with a 4 game set. The Catfish fell in 10 innings by a final score of 11-8 and set the tone of the homestand.
Following the rainout, both games of the doubleheader were dropped by the Catfish and later in the series finale they suffered four game series loss.
Catfish struggle through out the event; still Captains were able to sweep the Catfish with a 26-14 record. After Captains Hagerstown was welcomed by Catfish for a 4 game set.