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  1. mightynine

    Goodbye Baby Cakes: New Wichita team seeking name ideas

    I don't have any first-hand knowledge, but I've always figured they couldn't find a way to trademark or copyright King Cakes as a baseball name, so they went with Baby Cakes instead
  2. mightynine

    Braves to Show Off “Refreshed” Uniforms This Weekend

    I could see either the tomahawk getting dropped from the front and the cross-tomahawk patch added to all jerseys. Hmmm, or what if they went went a Blue Braves wordmark/tomahawk outlined in white on the away jersey? Like what they had on the original red? If they wanted to keep the all-blue hat, that might look snazzy.
  3. mightynine

    Goodbye Baby Cakes: New Wichita team seeking name ideas

    They were gone the second another city dangled a brand-new facility at them, no matter what their name is. The former Zephyr Field needs a lot of work to modernize and right-size it. Completely anecdotal, but I saw way more Baby Cakes merch on the streets in New Orleans and other areas than I ever saw with the Zephyrs (and I say that as someone who's had Zephyrs gear ever since they came to town!) Even I own the NO hat with the king cake and one with the baby smiling wearing beads - they are great hats at Carnival time. Never was a fan of the "main" logo though with the angry Tommy Pickles as you put it. I always thought the plan floated around was the current ownership team would buy and relocate a Southern League AA team, which would mean the Baby Cakes moniker would live on at the lower level. I wonder if that's still the case, because I'm not sure which team would be ripe for the picking and I also think that would be dependent on remodeling the stadium - it's too big for AAA baseball now, it's downright cavernous for a AA team. As for whether Benson gets involved, I'm not sure I'd want that. The minor league team would be even more of an afterthought in the facility than the Pelicans are now.
  4. mightynine

    Sierra Mist? Mist Twst?

    https://www.sierramist.com/ It's back!
  5. mightynine

    New Carl's Jr./ Hardee's Logos

    Looks like Hardee's might be already be walking back the old logo - back to the star/script logo on their social and the commercials posted on YouTube.
  6. I was surprised to realize we've had the smiley globe look for 10 years! Feels like it just changed. I do think this is leading up to another rebranding.
  7. mightynine

    MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Just to have a counter-point - I grew up in Metairie, embraced the Zephyrs from the moment they arrived (I was in that number out at UNO before Zephyr Field was built), and wasn't the biggest fan of the Cakes name when it was unveiled (personally, I was pulling for Nite Owls). But since, I've warmed up to it. I'm not the biggest fan of the angry baby primary, but I like other parts of the identity (the N.O. with the King Cake, the "happy" versions of the baby) and understand they probably went Baby Cakes because King Cakes would likely be a trademarking nightmare. And I have seen more Cakes merchandise out and about than I ever did with the Zephyrs - yes, that includes outside the New Orleans area. In the end, the name change brought attention to the team that it needed, and the new owners, whatever you think about their decision on the name, seem far more engaged in the community and interested in making sure the overall product is appealing as well as utilizing the stadium in a year-round fashion, which keeps the team viable. The previous owners were about as absentee as you could get in the end.
  8. mightynine

    MLB changes 2018?

    That would be great, because then I might be able to get a low-crown version of one of those hats and just pretend it's the New Orleans Zephyrs.
  9. mightynine

    MLB changes 2018?

    The yellow the Padres had for the All-Star year looked great. They should've kept that.
  10. mightynine

    MLB changes 2018?

    Looks like good ol' Bank Gothic to me. https://www.lids.com/batting-practice/low-profile-59fifty
  11. FYI: Anyone who tells you to enjoy a filled king cake should be ignored. And now I want some king cake....
  12. Baby Cakes had to have been chosen because they could not likely trademark King Cakes. I like the logo and surrounding marks, though I'm not sure I want a hat...except for the throwback ones, gimme! Of the finalists, I personally was pulling for Night Owls. Honestly, I was pulling for a bait and switch and they were keeping the Zephyrs name. But man, people are PISSED on social media (but then, everyone's miserable online!)
  13. mightynine

    2014 MLB Changes (logo, uniform wise, etc)

    They are supposed to be hats worn in post-game interviews and the like. I don't think I've ever seen a player actually do it, though.
  14. mightynine

    2014 MLB Changes (logo, uniform wise, etc)

    For the Clubhouse 3930s: http://www.fanatics.com/search/MLB%202014%20On-Field%20Clubhouse%2039THIRTY%20Flex%20Hat For the DE 3930s: http://www.fanatics.com/search/Diamond%20Era%20Performance%20Flex%20Hat That appears to be all the ones up at this point, at least on the Fanatics store.
  15. mightynine

    2014 MLB Changes (logo, uniform wise, etc)

    Looks like this year's "clubhouse"/post-game hats are out: http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productimages/_1543000/altimages/FF_1543550ALT1_xl.jpg And there will be Diamond-Era 3930s? http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productimages/_1592000/altimages/FF_1592233ALT2_xl.jpg These are from the Fanatics site, BTW. (I tried to post these as images, but it wouldn't let me. Oh well.)