It seemed almost too appropriate… a team that had spent 2 loyal decades in a town was lured away by the promise of an amazing new stadium in Albuquerque. The ownership group has always had a keen sense of humor and they saw the analogy as just too close to ignore. They would name the team the Albuquerque Isotopes in honor of "The Simpsons", becoming the first team ever to base their name on an episode of a cartoon.