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Formerly the Zephyrs, now the Baby Cakes?

8 months 4 days 21 hours ago Tuesday, November 15 2016 Nov 15, 2016 November 15, 2016 5:51 PM November 15, 2016 in Sports
Source: WBRZ

METAIRIE -  South Louisiana's minor league baseball team will now be known as the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

Formerly the Zephyrs, the New Orleans ball club has been promoting a name change under a re-branding effort to build popularity of the team. Hours before the official revealing, the team's website showed "Baby Cakes" at the top of the page.  The team announced its official change shortly after 5:30 Tuesday evening. 

WWL TV reported Baby Cakes has been the favorite of team management. Baby Cakes was among seven finalists for the new name.

New Orleans Baby Cakes: A tribute to the Mardi Gras king cakes where small plastic babies are sought after, the Baby Cakes celebrates a unique Louisiana tradition.

New Orleans Crawfish: Pays tribute to those lovable and tasty critters we hold festivals for, and who call New Orleans home.

New Orleans King Cakes: The King Cake tradition bring families and community members together to celebrate the joyous season of Mardi Gras, just like Minor League Baseball draws families together.

New Orleans Night Owls: Both a play on words and an alliteration, Night Owls celebrates the New Orleans nightlife and a night out at the ballpark.

New Orleans Po'boys: A tribute to the culinary capital of the Gulf Cost, this fun name falls in line with other wacky names Minor League Baseball is known for.

New Orleans Red Eyes: New Orleans Red Eyes honors Louisiana's crawfish festivals, and the bright red crawfish New Orleans love.

New Orleans Tailgators: Alligators are synonymous with Louisiana, and tailgating is synonymous with baseball.

The TV station reported managers said Tuesday feels like "Christmas morning" and that the whole organization is excited about new name.

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