Howard K. Duff VIII is the owner of the Duff Stadium. In Hungry, Hungry Homer when Homer sees an advertisement for Blockoland, the Simpsons go there and when they leave a part of Lisa's Eiffel Tower is missing and Homer goes to the park and gets the piece and decides to help people with their problems. Homer then goes to Moe's Tavern after a hard day of work and Lenny says that ever since Duff Beer has owned the stadium the Springfied Isotopes have not won a game and he wants a refund. Homer then goes to talk to Howard K. Duff VIII the boss and discovers that he is moving the team to Alberquerque. Homer tries to tell the news this but the room is replaced by a dancer. Homer then goes on a hunger strike to tell everyone the truth but no one believes him and when a bunch of people see Homer Howard K. Duff uses Homer as an attraction in the field. Homer is then hungry and is offered a hot dog and all the toppings are ones from Alberquerque. Everybody then learns the truth and Homer becomes a hero. Many fans have confused this character with Howard K. Duff VII who would appear later in Old Yeller Belly. The difference is the Roman numeral at the end of their names. This character's Roman is found on a door label in one scene while the other character's is said by Lisa as she refers to him as the Seventh.