Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Baby Cakes tickets at last homestand Sept. 1-4 benefit Harvey relief

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During the final homestand of its season Sept. 1-4, your favorite pastry-obsessed, ignominiously-named baseball team New Orleans Baby Cakes will donate $1 from each ticket sold to American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Funds collected will be matched by MiLB Charities.

The team, which is wrapping up its inaugural season under the watchful scowl of its king cake baby mascot, also will collect cash donations for Harvey relief at its customer service window. Donors will be entered into a raffle. And on Sunday, Sept. 3, Junior League of New Orleans will collect diapers, baby wipes, diaper cream, feminine products and $20 Target or Walmart gift cards at the stadium. People who bring those items to donate will be offered a free ticket to Sunday's game, which is followed by a fireworks display.

The 'Cakes play the Nashville Sounds at 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Monday.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Here's how comedian Chris Trew is feeling after 36 hours at the Baby Cakes stadium

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 11:34 AM

  • Chris Trew.

Supposedly, New Orleans doesn't care about baseball. But you wouldn't have guessed that last November, when the local minor-league team (nee Zephyrs) temporarily blew up the internet with their choice of "New Orleans Baby Cakes" as the franchise's new name.

Local comedian (and occasional Gambit contributor) Chris Trew was unfazed. Despite (because of?) their polarizing moniker, he's still into the team; so much so that he asked if he could sleep at their Airline Drive stadium for five nights during the team's inaugural home stand against the Memphis Redbirds. To his tremendous surprise, they said yes.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Baby Cakes host 'Hot Stove' season preview party Jan. 28

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Once and future mascots Boudreaux and Clotile rep the Cakes.
  • Once and future mascots Boudreaux and Clotile rep the Cakes.

A new era of bakery-related puns dawns with the New Orleans Baby Cakes' inaugural "Hot Stove" (shouldn't it be "Hot Oven?") preview party later this month. The public is invited to yet-to-be-renamed Zephyr Field for an event celebrating the unofficial start to baseball season.

At the event, Cakes manager Arnie Beyeler and Florida Marlins assistant player development director Brett West offer an overview of the triple-A team's first season since its much-ballyhooed rebranding. Former LSU slugger and newly signed Marlin Austin Nola also appears, and there are free refreshments and kids' games. (Coincidentally, this is the same weekend as New Orleans King Cake Festival, for those of you developing a cake-centric itinerary.)

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28. It's free to attend.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Y@ Speak: this week in cake

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Baby New Year has arrived to greet the regime of our president-elect (and waves of white nationalism and hate crimes): baseball-playing Mitch Landrieu-as-Baby Huey will wear the diamond diaper (RIP, Zephyrs, you gentle breezes you). And a crude joke in cake-form adds another sexist badge to Baton Rouge. Also in this week's edition: the beefing of the Saints and resurrection of Not Bobby Jindal.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Orleans Zephyrs become ... the New Orleans Baby Cakes

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 8:17 PM

New Orleans Baby Cakes GM Cookie Rojas introduces the "determined baby."
  • New Orleans Baby Cakes GM Cookie Rojas introduces the "determined baby."

Season ticket holders, sponsors and costumed members of the Pussyfooters, Disco Amigos and El Lucha Krewe gathered at a rowdy press conference-slash-cocktail party Tuesday to hear which of seven cringeworthy crowdsourced options the New Orleans Zephyrs would choose for its new name.

Weighing the options, including a rumored "final three" — the Tailgators, the Nite Owls, and the Baby Cakes — crowd members seemed convinced, or resigned, that Baby Cakes would win out.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Voting for new Zephyrs name begins Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 5:21 PM

Zephyr Field — soon to be Baby Cakes Field or Po'boys Field? - CREATIVE COMMONS/DEREK BRIDGES
  • Zephyr Field — soon to be Baby Cakes Field or Po'boys Field?

The New Orleans Zephyrs has released the finalists in its competition to rename the minor-league baseball team. The organization asked the public for suggestions, then whittled that list down to seven options — perhaps a wise tactic, considering recent crowdsourced renaming fiascos such as the Boaty McBoatface incident.

But did the organization itself choose wisely? Well...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Orleans Sports Tonight! April 24, 2014

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Only one game tonight and that's in Metairie.


Omaha Royals @ New Orleans Zephyrs (7-13)
7 p.m. • Zephyr Field, Metairie

Left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn (1-1, 3.86 ERA), who was named the Pacific Coast League's Pitcher of the Week on Monday, takes the rubber tonight for the Zephyrs. The team is coming off a homestand against Colorado Springs where they went 2-2.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Orleans Sports Tonight!
April 17, 2014

Posted By on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Lots of baseball games for area teams tonight.

LSU pitcher Aaron Nola takes the hill tonight vs Ole Miss.
  • LSU pitcher Aaron Nola takes the hill tonight vs Ole Miss.

#12 LSU Tigers (28-9-1) @ #13 Ole Miss Rebels
6:30 p.m. • Oxford, MS (ESPNU)

Tulane Green Wave (15-20) @ University of North Carolina at Charlotte
5 p.m. • Charlotte, North Carolilna

Southeastern Louisiana University @ UNO Privateers (10-23)
6:30 p.m. • Maestri Field, New Orleans

New Orleans Zephyrs (4-11) @ Iowa Cubs
7:05 p.m. • Des Moines, Iowa

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Monday, April 14, 2014

New Orleans Sports Tonight!
April 14, 2014

Posted By on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Just a couple of sports-related events going on tonight...

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday makes a pass to a teammate earlier this season.
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  • New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday makes a pass to a teammate earlier this season.


Oklahoma City Thunder @ New Orleans Pelicans (32-48) • 7 p.m. • Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

The Pelicans play their second to last game of the year tonight vs Kevin Durant and the Thunder.


New Orleans Zephyrs (2-10) vs Oklahoma City Redhawks • 7 p.m. • Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Zephyrs look to get back on their winning ways after losing two consecutive games over the weekend.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Orleans Sports Tonight!
April 8, 2014

Posted By on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Boudreaux and Clotile at Zephyr Field.
  • Boudreaux and Clotile at Zephyr Field.

Lots of baseball going on tonight in the New Orleans area.

Professional Baseball

Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. New Orleans Zephyrs (1-4) • 7 p.m. • Zephyr Field

College Baseball

Tulane Green Wave (14-16) @ Southeastern Louisiana University • 6 p.m. • Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, Hammond

Loyola Wolfpack @ Southern University • 6 p.m. • Baton Rouge

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