Bisons fall shy in debut
There was plenty of excitement at the newly-christened Coca-Cola Field as the Bisons opened their 124th season of professional baseball in Buffalo. The anticipation of a new era in team history brought a crowd of 13,178 on a sunny, albeit brisk afternoon downtown. Mr. Met shook hands with Buster and the new-look Bisons team took the field for the first time as Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets.
The final score read 6-4 Pawtucket, thanks to an early lead that was too much for Herd batters to rebound from. But a crowd that was a virtual sea of Mets and Bisons hats and jackets celebrated the promise of a new era in team history.