A former Denver sports franchise changed its logo to look like a creepy baby

The franchise played in Denver from 1955-1992. It moved to New Orleans in 1993, which was the first year the Colorado Rockies came into existence.

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The minor-league baseball franchise formerly known as the Denver Zephyrs are now called the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

The franchise announced the name change Tuesday via Twitter.

zephyr is “a very slight or gentle wind.” For some reason, the franchise decided they needed to go in a different direction and make the mascot a creepy baby who looks like a New Orleans caricature of Chucky.

The franchise played in Denver from 1955-1992. It moved to New Orleans in 1993, which was the first year the Colorado Rockies came into existence.

The Baby Cakes are the Miami Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate.

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