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Saturday, June 09, 2007
I'm accidentally watching the "All-American Game", some kind of high school baseball All-Star game. It's taking place at Isotope Park, in Albuquerque, NM. That's the home of the Albuquerque Isotopes, who play in the Pacific Coast League.
Take it away, Wikipedia:
The name was chosen by fans in a name-the-team contest, and is taken from an episode of The Simpsons (episode number CABF09: "Hungry Hungry Homer") in which Homer Simpson discovers that the local baseball team, the Springfield Isotopes, are secretly planning to move to Albuquerque. The "Isotopes" name is appropriate, since New Mexico has a number of well-known scientific/military facilities dealing with nuclear technology, such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP), as well as hosting the first nuclear weapons test, the Trinity test.