Monday, November 21, 2016
New Orleans MILB Team Gets a New Name
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.
“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.