Here's some interesting stuff I've come across lately, things in the news, on the MLB Network , SportsCenter, and through my Twitter, Facebook pages.
⚾ The Miami Marlins have always been a colorful baseball team...their logo has been front and center colorful for a few years now...
...and now the Marlins offbeat color has extended into their Minor League system as well, as their Triple-All-Time affiliate in New Orleans changed its name from the Zephyr's to the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
The tradition of the Mardi Gras KING Cake has a small plastic baby...some call it the Baby Jesus.. baked into the festive cake, and the lucky person who first day the baby in their piece of cake must by the next King Cake.
The Baby Cakes are the second Marlins organizational team to re-brand itself.
Just two weeks ago the Jacksonville Suns, the Marlins Double-A Affiliate on the Southern League, became, officially, the Jacksonville JUMBO Shrimp.
⚾ Coming of the Veteran's Day Weekend, we've learned that the Charleston River Dawgs have even awarded the the Inaugural Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award.
The River Dawgs employ over 30 military veterans on the day of games, and has extended taken the lead in employing homeless veterans in the Charleston area.
⚾ The 2017 Ford C. Frick Award nominees have been announced.
There are many fine baseball people up for the annual award given out to the best of the best who cover big league baseball across print, radio, and television...here's hoping that one of my all time favorite baseball announcers, Hawk Harrelson, wins this year.
Nobody embodies the love and passion broadcasting baseball like Hawk Harrelson, the current play by play man for the Chicago White Sox.
⚾ Toops announced Tuesday that future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter will be included in several sets of 2017 baseball cards.
This beautiful autographed Jeter card is absolutely beautiful...
Only 5 of those card..the search for all insert cards of the former New York Yankees Captain will no doubt that boost sales of all the Topps sets he's included in...take a look at this beauty of a card...
Over at Topps Bunt we were given a digital 1992 Derek Jeter Rookie Card....a card that I also have in my collection.
⚾ The 2016 Awards season as started.
The Baseball Writers Association of America hands out awards annually for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, the Cy Young, and Most Valuable Players for the 2016 big league baseball year.
The 2016 American League Rookie of the Year was awarded to Detroit Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer, and in the National League, the ROY Award went to Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.
⚾ The 2016 National League Manager of the Year went to Dodgers skipper, and former Jacksonville Suns player Dave Roberts.
In the American League the award went to Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who led the Tribe to the 2016 American League Championship
⚾ One Wednesday the BBWAA will announce the 2016 Cy Young Award winners, and on Thursday the Most Valuable Player Award will be revealed .
All of these awards will be revealed live nightly at 6 p.m. on the MLB Network .
⚾ I will update the Cy Young and MVP Awards in a post later this week...look me up on Twitter ... @freehan11 ...or on my Facebook page... anytime to talk about out great game of baseball.