Rained Out: Last game to be played as New Orleans Zephyrs canceled

Zephyr Field

METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) – The last game of the season for the New Orleans Zephyrs was supposed to happen this afternoon, but the rain had other plans.

The minor league baseball team was set to play its last game today as the New Orleans Zephyrs. This fall, the team will be renamed after a Name the Team contest narrowed the name-change down to seven finalists:

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 Cajun 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 loves.

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

The team chose one of the above names as the new team name. It will be announced this fall.

Meanwhile, the next game to be played at the Shrine on Airline will be Sept. 23,  when Brother Martin and John Curtis face off for the first ever football game at Zephyr Field. The field will play host to eight Catholic league high school football teams this fall.