Albuquerque Isotopes

Baseball in Albuquerque
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First of all: yes, the city’s baseball team really was named for the episode of The Simpsons, ‘Hungry, Hungry Homer,’ when America’s favorite TV dad tried to keep his beloved Springfield Isotopes from moving to Albuquerque. Thanks to the pop culture nod, the ’topes sell more merchandise than anyone else in the minors. The Rockies' AAA team, it sometimes wins too.