It’s official, the New Orleans Zephyrs are no more. The city’s Triple-A baseball team has been renamed to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, the team announced Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony at Zephyr Field.
Baby Cakes was selected from a group of seven finalists following an online contest, during which more than 3,000 submissions were turned in by fans to replace the Zephyrs nickname, which carried over with the franchise when the team arrived from Denver in 1993.
The other finalists: Crawfish, King Cakes, Night Owls, Po’boys, Red Eyes, and Tailgators.
You’ll note that Zephyr Field is still Zephyr Field.