ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Get ’em while they’re hot.
That suggestion could refer to the Albuquerque Isotopes, who open an eight-game home stand today with a 6:35 p.m. contest against Oklahoma City. After all, the ‘Topes picked up a second-straight win Sunday at New Orleans and come home having won 11 of their last 16.
The Isotopes are currently three games behind Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League’s American South division and will have an opportunity to gain on the first-place RedHawks this week.
However, fans will likely be just as interested in getting a hot start on tonight’s ball-park promotion — 50-cent hot dogs. It’s the first of three such nights at Isotopes Park this season.
It’s the first of several promotions during the home stand.
After four games against Oklahoma City, the Isotopes will host Nashville for a four-game series beginning Friday. The opener will feature a Little League banner parade and postgame fireworks.
More Little League banners and more postgame fireworks are planned for Saturday night. Isotopes pennants will be distributed to the first 3,000 fans arriving at Sunday’s game, and the homestand concludes with a School Day matinee on May 7.
— This article appeared on page B1 of the Albuquerque Journal