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New York-Penn League's Tri-City ValleyCats, based in Troy NY, need to get in on this food fights!  They have Cambridge NY and Saratoga NY within an hour of the ballpark, where Pie Ala Mode, the Club Sandwich, and potato chips/Saratoga chips were created/invented!  

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7 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Again, this is why teams do it. 

 

 

 

It's a one-off marketing stunt. This one happened to be more successful than expected. The problem is that teams are basing their entire identites on these kitschy gimmicks in order to sell merch to people who will never attend a game.

 

Indeed there were other factors in New Orleans dropping down to the AA level, as there often are with this sort of thing. But would it have still happened had they not stuck the team with such a locally unappealing identity like Baby Cakes?

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3 hours ago, NicDB said:

 

It's a one-off marketing stunt. This one happened to be more successful than expected. The problem is that teams are basing their entire identites on these kitschy gimmicks in order to sell merch to people who will never attend a game.

 

Indeed there were other factors in New Orleans dropping down to the AA levelleaving Minor League Baseball completely, as there often are with this sort of thing. But would it have still happened had they not stuck the team with such a locally unappealing identity like Baby Cakes?

I'm not convinced that New Orleans gets another Minor League team next year. Atlantic League, perhaps?

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I’m not, either.  There are only so many AA teams to go around, and I don’t know how New Orleans is going to lure one without new facilities. 

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I actually like the logos for NW Arkansas, even though the name is another of Brandioses' over the top ones.

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Wilmington Blue Rocks commemorate Dodgeball as Average Rocks

June 15, 2019 - 11:07 AM

It’s been 15 years since the late Patches O’Houlihan, former champion of the American Dodgeball Association of America (ADAA), bequeathed us with this wisdom: “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” That bit of dodgeball insight, […]

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Hm. I guess my remark was in haste.  I just figured if New Orleans isn't in AAA, then the Southern League or perhaps the Texas League would be an idea spot for them.  It's not like there's anywhere for them to play below that level.

Either way, it makes Brandiose's sticking them with a brand that sold for the novelty but no one actually wanted to support that much more toxic. 

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16 minutes ago, NicDB said:

Hm. I guess my remark was in haste.  I just figured if New Orleans isn't in AAA, then the Southern League or perhaps the Texas League would be an idea spot for them.  It's not like there's anywhere for them to play below that level.

Either way, it makes Brandiose's sticking them with a brand that sold for the novelty but no one actually wanted to support that much more toxic. 

 

The whole situation had a bit of the old "The Producers" vibe, with the New Orleans AAA team trying to step up business operations in Cuba during the "normalization" efforts. I'm sure @B-Rich would know better, seeing as how he's far closer to the situation than I am. 

 

Let me put it this way: the Baby Cakes brand would be comparable to an team near Milwaukee going with a Cheese Curds (but incorrectly-represented) identity full time. Or, if you want to get the proper sense of local revulsion, a team near Plainfield, WI doing an Ed Gein-themed brand. It's popular to outsiders, but in poor taste to locals.

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40 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

The whole situation had a bit of the old "The Producers" vibe, with the New Orleans AAA team trying to step up business operations in Cuba during the "normalization" efforts. I'm sure @B-Rich would know better, seeing as how he's far closer to the situation than I am. 

 

Let me put it this way: the Baby Cakes brand would be comparable to an team near Milwaukee going with a Cheese Curds (but incorrectly-represented) identity full time. Or, if you want to get the proper sense of local revulsion, a team near Plainfield, WI doing an Ed Gein-themed brand. It's popular to outsiders, but in poor taste to locals.

 

Oh, but that actually happened....

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If the club were named for Wisconsin, maybe I could accept the name as part of a marketing strategy. But the last time I googled to see if any dairies actually exist in MKE County I got a list of DQ locations. 

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2 minutes ago, NicDB said:

 

Oh, but that actually happened....

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If the club were named for Wisconsin, maybe I could accept the name as part of a marketing strategy. But the last time I googled to see if any dairies actually exist in MKE County I got a list of DQ locations. 

 

Yeah, that’s not great. Milkmen probably did exist in Milwaukee at some point, but it’s much more suited for a regional name. I wouldn’t say it’s as insulting as Baby Cakes, Sod Poodles, or the litany of food rebrands. It’s not the Milwaukee Curd Fries or Beer Dogs. 

 

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I’m sure Lakefront Brewery adopted this method back in the ‘90s.

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Nah, Milkmen is just offensive in how inoffensive it is.  It's like they want a fanbase full of Ned Flanderses who find baseball as much fun as sitting through church.

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