September 05, 2002

Borrowing the name from The Simpsons, a new minor league baseball team has been named the Albuquerque Isotopes. More on the team, which will be the Triple A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, can be found on its official web site.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:28 AM - 6 comments

Damn, I wanted a jersey, but their store isn't working yet. They need to fix up their logo some though..

posted by corpse at 09:47 AM on September 05, 2002

"Why do you hate the isotopes so much, dad?" "Because I loved them once, and they broke my heart. Let that be a lesson to you, sweetie. Never love anything."

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:59 AM on September 05, 2002

Reason number 476 that minor league baseball is so much cooler than the Majors.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:34 PM on September 05, 2002

"That's the kind of bold flavor they enjoy in Albuquerque!" Duff Man is all over that episode, much to my delight.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:07 PM on September 05, 2002

Very funny. The logo's a little too Star Trek, though.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:13 PM on September 05, 2002

While there have been several quality Simpsons episodes featuring the Springfield Isotopes, few can compare to what I believe may be one of the funnier episodes ever, when the Isotopes win the championship, and Homer and his drunk buddies go on a rampage through town. Possibly one of the funniest things I ever remember seeing Groenig put on the show. Go Albuquerque!

posted by rosey8810 at 10:06 AM on September 06, 2002

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