Isotopes Counting The Cash After Manny Leaves

Evan ChavezContributor IJune 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 19:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first against the Colorado Rockies during the game at Dodger Stadium on April 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
With Manny Ramirez gone the Isotopes are counting the cash.
In this morning's Albuquerque Journal Reported 54,763 in attendance for the four-game series against the Nashville Sounds. That may not seem like a lot to you people who live in the big cities, but last year on the dates June 21-24 the Isotopes attendance was 34,000. That is about 20,000 more. That's great for the Isotopes.
The Isotopes sold 150 Manny dread lock wigs at $25 each. The Albuquerque Journal is also reporting that with the Isotopes logo being seen on ESPN and other networks across the country that they have received 300 Internet orders for merchandise since last Sunday.
The rain also helped the Isotopes. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the Isotopes sold more than 900 ponchos and several hundred umbrellas.
The Isotopes and the Dodgers have also donated $10,000 to The Taylor Hooton Foundation which is dedicated to fighting the abuse of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs among America's youth. The Taylor Hooton Foundation was formed in February 2004 after the tragic loss of Taylor, a high school athlete in Texas.
I can't say enough good things about the Albuquerque Isotopes organization. They really did great this week. Let's all get out to the park again starting on Wednesday and keep supporting the Isotopes.