A minor league baseball game is the one place where you can watch baseball, buy beer for under $10, sit in cheap seats just rows from the field, and name the team whatever you want to name it. The Montgomery Biscuits? Sure. The Hartford Yard Goats? Why the hell not?
There are a lot of strange team names in the minors and, on Tuesday, the Miami Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate added to the list. The New Orleans Zephyrs officially changed their name to the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
The odd Mardi Gras tradition of serving king cake with a tiny toy baby inside is pretty messed up as it is. I mean you’re hiding a choking hazard inside a goddamn cake that people eat. Are you trying to murder people? Because that’s how you murder people.
I fully expected the good people of New Orleans to back this odd move since the city seems to eat, sleep, and breath Mardi Gras but holy shit was I mistaken. The team’s social media pages were filled with negative feedback. I now expect the Baby Cakes to lose a portion of the tens of people who come out to watch them play.
Let’s also not forget the horrifying king cake baby mascot the New Orleans Pelicans partnered with earlier this year.
There’s fortunately some amazing silver lining to this name change, though. See, the New Orleans Baby Cakes supposedly won’t be able to grab ahold of the BabyCakes.com domain name. That’s because it’s already taken by some phenomenal weirdo who made it into a website dedicated to his cat. Also, it is NOT for sale so don’t even ask!!! He needs that site for that one amazing pic of his lovely cat..
P.S. from editor Dorn here. I’m Jen’s Babycakes.