As announced at least night’s Evening With The Zephyrs reception, Chris Aguila has re-signed with the Marlins, meaning the veteran outfielder will likely get a chance to break the Zephyrs’ career home run record in 2012. In a little more than two seasons in New Orleans, Aguila has smashed 53 home runs, three shy of the career mark held by J.R. Phillips. Aguila would have had a chance to eclipse Phillips last season, if not for a shoulder injury that cost him most of the final two weeks.
Another successful Evening With The Zephyrs has come and gone, as the night was highlighted by the induction of Brad Lidge into the New Orleans Professional Baseball Hall of Fame. Lidge told many stories of his time in New Orleans, from his legendary clubhouse ping pong exploits, to honoring his late Zephyrs teammate, Jeriome Robertson.
23 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training!