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Photos: An Afternoon At The Ballpark

Zephyr Field is affectionately known as the "Shrine on Airline" — a 10,000-seat stadium next door to the Saints and Pelicans practice facility that is host to New Orleans's own professional baseball team.

The New Orleans Zephyrs are the AAA-affiliate of the Miami Marlins, which means our local team is the last step for these players on their long journey to the major leagues.

"It's a lot of fun," says usher Sean McGuckin, who has also been working at the ballpark for 16 seasons. "I get to interact with a lot of people around here."

We spent a night at Zephyr Field and had a lot of fun interacting with the people there, too. We brought back these photos.

Jason Saul served as WWNO's Director of Digital Services. In 2017 he took a position at BirdNote, in Seattle.