Colorado Rockies Triple-A Team Changing Name … For One Night

Apr 15, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a baseball on the field prior to a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a baseball on the field prior to a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /
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At least for one night in June, the Triple-A farm team of the Colorado Rockies will not be the Albuquerque Isotopes.

The Isotopes announced on Thursday that for one night, set for Friday, June 16, the team will officially change its name to the Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers. Taking the food theme even further, Albuquerque’s opponent of the evening, the Fresno Grizzlies, will change into the Fresno Tacos. Can you say minor league food fight?

Of course, Albuquerque and New Mexico are well known for their green chiles. This special promotion pays homage to the tasty morsels that are symbolic of the region.

"“We wanted to embark on a journey that would be all about what New Mexico is all about,” said Isotopes General Manager John Traub in this press release. “This is something our fans can really sink their teeth into. After all, we are what we eat.”"

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If that’s the case, there will be plenty for fans to test out that evening. Green chiles will be roasted on the concourse and the park that is often referred to as “The Lab” will, at least for one night, be known as “The Grill.”

If you can’t wait for the promotion, don’t worry, you can get a head start on celebrating the birth of the Green Chile Cheeseburgers. Merchandise bearing the name is already on sale at the Isotopes Park Pro Shop.

There’s also a new website launching to time with the promotion as well. You can click on www.BringingTheHeatABQ.com to learn about all things Green Chile Cheeseburger.

Current members of the Isotopes/Green Chile Cheeseburgers include Raimel Tapia, Jeff Hoffman, German Marquez and others who have big league experience with the Rockies or other MLB teams.

Minor league promotions are some of the greatest things about the game of baseball. Kudos to the Isotopes for coming up with a unique way to honor their region as well as push out some new merchandise.

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And hey, if it’s us, we’re choosing Green Chile Cheeseburgers over Tacos any time.

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