One of our favorite spring rituals is to head down to Albuquerque and watch the ISOTOPES play baseball! So fun to sit in Isotopes Stadium eating a hot dog and rooting for our team. Be sure to go on one of the nights when they have fireworks!
Did you know how the ISOTOPES got their name? The team’s name is a play on an episode of the television show The Simpsons in which Albuquerque tries to lure away Simpsons’ hometown team, the Minor League Springfield Isotopes. At the time the episode aired, Albuquerque was temporarily without a team, and when one moved there it was decided to name the team the Isotopes at least in part because of the TV episode. The name is also appropriate because New Mexico was the home to the first nuclear weapons test in history and remains the home of two nuclear research laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.
The Official Site of the Albuquerque Isotopes: