Ode to (Simpsons’) Springfield in Fresno

The Fresno Grizzlies will have a tribute to Springfield promotion on June 29 when they take on the Albuquerque Isotopes. With this promotion, the Grizzlies will wear the Simpsons based jerseys with drawings in the style of the cartoon series.

Likely it is no coincidence the Grizzlies are wearing these jerseys as they take on the Albuquerque Isotopes. The name Isotopes has been derived from the Simpsons. In the episode Hungry Hungry Homer, Homer Simpson’s favorite baseball team, the Springfield Isotopes is moving to Albuquerque. When the Calgary Cannons moved to Albuquerque in 2003, the club opted for the name Isotopes as a tribute to the cartoon series. In their ballpark there several referrals to Homer and his family.

According to the Grizzlies website, the club will celebrate all things the Simpsons and don special donut-themed jerseys that will be auctioned for charity in a silent auction during the game.

During the game, there will be a Wise Fools  Simpsons art show in the Cantina.


Perhaps you didn’t know, but recently, Homer Simpson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY during a ceremony that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the classic The Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat.” The episode, which aired in February 1992, featured guest appearances by MLB all-stars like Ozzie Smith, Ken Griffey Jr., Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly and Jose Canseco; Now Hall of Famers in their own right, Boggs and Smith were on hand to welcome Simpson in the Hall.

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