We like Cakes

And it wasn’t even close:

The newly rebranded New Orleans Baby Cakes have overwhelmingly won a contest for the best logo in Minor League Baseball.

According to an article in Baseball America — and according to the Baby Cakes’ own Twitter page — the angry baby won Baseball America‚Äôs 2017 #Logomania contest with a whopping 67,349 votes, or 81.2 percent of the vote.

New Orleans Baby Cakes logo

A distant second: the Vermont Lake Monsters.

Vermont Lake Monsterss logo

The Baby Cakes play in the Triple-A Pacific Coast (!) League; the Lake Monsters play in the Short-Season Class A New York-Penn League (formerly the PONY League, until the last Ontario club dropped out in 1957).

(Via Fark.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    8 July 2017 · 2:39 pm

    that Lake Monster looks slightly like a recolored Spike…and awfully friendly for a “Monster”

    I want to see some team in the southwest adopt Chupacabra as their mascot.

  2. Mike Judge »

    8 July 2017 · 2:43 pm

    I voted Lake Monsters in the final round. The Baby Cakes logo is just too creepy.

  3. CGHill »

    8 July 2017 · 2:51 pm

    Weirder things have happened. Look at the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Notes Wikipedia:

    The team has no working agreements with the Fox Broadcasting Company or The Simpsons. However, statues of Homer, Bart, Lisa, and Marge Simpson are located at Isotopes Park.

    El Paso, however, has opted for “Chihuahuas.”

  4. fillyjonk »

    8 July 2017 · 3:02 pm

    When we were rebranding our mascot here, I was pushing for either Scissortail or Tarantula. Tarantula would be a hella cool mascot but I get that some people’s phobias might not tolerate it.

    Scissortails, well, they’re not that tough but they’re at least unique. (Instead, we got “Storm” and a bison as a costumed character. The bison is OK but being named after a damaging weather phenomenon, not so much)

  5. McG »

    8 July 2017 · 4:52 pm

    I want to see some team in the southwest adopt Chupacabra as their mascot.

    Am I misremembering or didn’t Dennis Rodman play in Arizona?

  6. CGHill »

    8 July 2017 · 6:28 pm

    The Worm played lots of places, but I don’t recall him ever playing in Arizona.

    For amusement value only, here’s a list of former teams in the 21st-century version of the ABA.

  7. McG »

    8 July 2017 · 10:01 pm


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