It’s not the season but I finally pulled the photos off my phone from the last time I made this cane and wrote up a quick tutorial on how to build a shaded baseball cane. The tutorial is advanced due to it being general: quantities are proportional. Use the clay you are comfortable with and the amounts you’re comfortable using remembering that more than 2 ounces of baseball cane makes a LOT of small baseball beads.
What else do you use the cane for? In my case, I make a lot of beads with it. You could use it for sports themed sculptures, images or more complex beads.