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  • Potential names for New Orleans MiLB team will make you hungry

    Israel Fehr at Big League Stew23 hrs ago

    The Triple-A baseball team in New Orleans, currently called the Zephyrs and affiliated with the Miami Marlins, is looking for a new name for next season that represents the city's great culture. The Zephyrs name was inherited when the team moved from Denver in 1993.

    So like any respectable minor-league franchise, they asked fans to submit ideas, and there is a definite theme among the seven finalists released earlier this week:

    To recap: that's two potential names with a nod to Mardi Gras cakes, two to a local seafood fare, one for a native Louisiana sandwich, and another that merges the time-honored cooking and eating tradition of tailgating with gators, leaving Night Owls as the only option without a direct connection to food. 

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