Monday, November 21, 2016

New Orleans MILB Team Gets a New Name

A professional baseball team has officially changed their name to the Baby Cakes.
The Miami Marlins Triple-A affiliate considered more than 4,000 name ideas submitted by fans. They narrowed it all down to a few options, including the Tailgators and the Night Owls. They announced last week that they settled on the Baby Cakes.

Milb.com reports;

“It’s so emblematic of what’s important to these folks,” said Cookie Rojas, New Orleans’ senior vice president and general manager. “Families having fun and the cake bringing people together.” …

… “Basically we sat down with [design firm] Brandiose and our season ticket holders, and we had an epiphany,” Rojas said. “Everyone down here refers to everyone as ‘baby’ as a term of endearment. And, of course, they have the famous baby in the king cake, which is celebrated during Mardi Gras

In case you’re unfamiliar, ‘king cakes’ are a Mardi Gras staple in New Orleans. They’re covered with not only pounds of sugar, but decorations, including a baby figurine. It’s tradition for the person who gets the baby to buy the next cake.