It’s official: The New Orleans Zephyrs and the Marlins have agreed to a 2-year relationship. Personally, having lived in that area and having attended Zephyr games before, I couldn’t be happier.

The Zephyr’s mascot is a Boudreaux D. Nutria (kind of like Billy The Marlins), who is very popular in the greater New Orleans area. Nutria are orange-teeth rodent who, for better and for worse, are common in the swamps of southeast Louisiana.