By the time the Lexington County Blowfish’s season opener takes place Thursday, June 1, Brian Larkin will have had eight months to break in his cleats as the team’s new general manager.
Larkin joins the Blowfish from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double A Minor League affiliate Cincinnati Reds and Southern League team). Originally from Cincinnati, he is a 2013 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Being new to the area, I have thoroughly enjoyed testing and tasting new places to eat. I love what we have to offer in Lexington County. I recommend everyone try Libby’s in Lexington as they have an amazing grilled chicken sandwich. Cribb’s Sandwich Shop has developed into my go-to lunch spot. They serve the best BLT in town and are located right behind our Blowfish on Main store. Private Property Restaurant has a Cajun- and country-infused menu. The Big Easy burger with creamy Havarti cheese smothered with caramelized onions is a home run.
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I am a big classic hits kind of guy. So my go-to radio station is Z93.1 FM The Lake. When I’m not listening to the radio, I’m enjoying my Thursday nights at the Lexington Live concert series in the town of Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater.
I would love to be able to play for the Blowfish, but I don’t have any college eligibility left. Therefore, moving from Florida with a family boat and being raised with a pond in my backyard in Ohio, I am an avid fisherman. That is my favorite hobby. When I play, I’m on Lake Murray, the Broad River or the Saluda River, either fishing, kayaking or simply enjoying the views and wildlife.
I’ve got to admit, my excitement is building for the upcoming Lexington County Blowfish season and opening night June 1. Can’t wait for the Season of the Total Eclipse. I also like to circle the dates in advance of boat shows and expos at the State Fairgrounds.
Old Mill Brewpub inside Lexington’s Historic Old Mill has my favorite beer selection, and of course the Old Mill Brewpub drafts (they’ve got their own brewmaster). Last but not least, it’s hard to beat the views with Liberty on the Lake and a cold beverage in hand.