Hill: Taking a ride on the Zephyr in New Orleans

From SABR member Benjamin Hill at MiLB.com on August 13, 2015:

Quick! What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of the city of New Orleans?

No matter what you said, I can (almost) guarantee that it wasn’t “wide open spaces.”

I can also (almost) guarantee that it wasn’t “baseball.”

But, yet, here we are at Zephyr Field, a baseball stadium in a wide open space that serves as the home of the New Orleans Zephyrs. The Zephyrs play in the Pacific Coast League. If there’s one thing you think of when you think “New Orleans,” I can (definitely) guarantee that it isn’t the Pacific Coast.

Technically, Zephyr Field isn’t even in New Orleans. It’s in Metairie,  a suburb located a few miles northwest from New Orleans proper. I was there on Tuesday, July 28. Zephyr Field being the first stop of my Deep South “Shucking and Driving” road trip.

Read the full article here: http://bensbiz.mlblogs.com/2015/08/13/on-the-road-taking-a-ride-on-the-zephyr-in-new-orleans/

Originally published: August 13, 2015. Last Updated: August 13, 2015.