Future Wichita AAA ball club writes out name-the-team contest

With the New Orleans BabyCakes moving to Wichita in 2020, the future ball club needs a new name. As a result, the future AAA club has organized a name-the-team contest. The time to enter a name of your choice is rather short as the contest only runs through January 21st. According to the Wichita Eagle, …

BabyCakes on the move. Place taken by Southern League team

Yesterday you could read here about the possibility of the New Orleans BabyCakes moving to Wichita. According to kwch.com, the mayor of Wichita, Jeff Longwell announced the upcoming move today. After the stadium lease expires (2020) the team will head to Kansas. In minor league baseball circles, the move was a public secret. Negotiations with …

Major overhaul in minor league landscape may be at hand

According to http://www.kake.com, the city of Wichita may have reached a deal with a Pacific Coast League club to move to that city. A part of the deal is that the owners of the AAA team will buy a Southern League team and move it to their current market. The current ballpark in Wichita, Lawerence-Dumont …

Wichita an affiliated city again?

The other week, Mayor Jeff Longwell of Wichita, KS, stated the city will announce a minor league affiliation by the end of the year. A bold statement. Is Wichita playing bluff poker or does the city have a trick on its sleeve? After I read the announcement, I have been thinking: "Which team of which …

BabyCakes has most popular cap/logo

In the Logomania contest, a contest organized by New Era, the New Orleans BabyCakes ran away with the best cap/logo. The former New Orleans Zephyrs rebranded in the 2016/2017 offseason and adopted the name BabyCakes. In the contest, two of the teams with the most ridiculous names (New Orleans BabyCakes and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp) …

Reshuffling AAA baseball, worth a thought?

At the end of last season, two California League teams were moved to the East coast to join the Carolina League. The ten team CAL League shrunk to eight teams, while the Carolina League grew to a ten. The reason for this move was purely financial, as the two teams that were moved, the High …

Another name can be added to the growing list of lame MiLB team names

Two weeks ago you could read about a emerging trend regarding strange (to put it mildly) team names in minor league baseball. In one week the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Down East Wood Ducks and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies appeared in the world of minor league baseball. Since yesterday you can add another one to …