February 2010

Sounds of Spring: Dan Warthen

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen has had a watchful eye since his staff arrived. He addressed the positives so far that he has seen from the rotation early in camp.

LISTEN: Dan Warthen, Mets Pitching Coach
TOPICS: watching Santana, Pelfrey & Perez continue to impress everyone, Nieve’s session, Niese is healthy, we need to better defensively & run the bases, we’re going to pitch.

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Sounds of Spring: Ryota Igarashi

Today’s installment features Mets’ pitcher, Ryota Igarashi. Manager Jerry Manuel has visions of Igarashi bridging the later innings to Frankie Rodriguez.

“In winning situations,” Manuel stated earlier today. “He has the opportunity to be the 7th or 8th inning guy.”

LISTEN: Ryota Igarashi

TOPICS: Throwing ‘BP’ today, how camp is going, having another Japanese pitcher in camp with him, looking ahead to life in NYC.

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Sounds of Spring: Big Pelf & Straw

How close is the “Sounds of Spring” feature to the real thing? Really close! Even lawn mower ambiance included today – that’s how close. The info is great today too.

LISTEN: Mike Pelfrey TOPICS: Lost extra weight, eating right, progressing in areas I need to have a bounce back year, looking for the secondary pitch to put away hitters, one goal: to win the World Series, working on the split-finger changeup.

LISTEN: Darryl Strawberry TOPICS: Working with younger players, chatting with David Wright, thoughts of Mets turnaround, overall message: believe in yourself, the team can a go a long way.

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Sounds of Spring: Frankie, Rod & Angel

LISTEN: Frankie Rodriguez

LISTEN: Rod Barajas

LISTEN: Angel Pagan

Bisons' 2010 TV schedule

46 Games to Air on Time Warner Cable SportsNet

The Buffalo Bisons Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, today announced their 2010 television broadcast schedule that will include the LIVE broadcast of 46 games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet – Channel 13. The schedule begins with Opening Day, Thursday, April 14 against the Pawtucket Red Sox (3:05 p.m.).

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The broadcast schedule, which represents an increase of nine games from the 2009 season, includes 33 home games as well as 13 road games against the Rochester Red Wings and the Syracuse Chiefs. After the initial broadcast, all games will also be available for cable customers to view anytime on Time Warner Cable SportsNet on Demand – Channel 946.

“This partnership has been extremely beneficial for all the baseball fans of Western New York,” said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons. “Time Warner Cable does a great job with each broadcast, and we’re looking forward to presenting even more Bisons games to our fans in 2010.”

“Time Warner Cable SportsNet is thrilled to bring another exciting season of Buffalo Bisons baseball to our customers in western New York,” said Steve Arvan, Director of TWCS and Production for Time Warner Cable. “We are again looking forward to working with the Bisons and televising a great summer of baseball on TWCS.”

All games played at Coca-Cola Field will feature the play-by-play of “The Voice of the Bisons,” Ben Wagner. Road games will be commentated on by the respecting home team’s announcers.

Highlights of the schedule include four games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees (July 8 & 9, September 1 & 2) and two games against the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Columbus Clippers (August 5 & 7). The Bisons annual Independence Eve Celebration on July 3 against Rochester is on the schedule as is the team’s May 31 Memorial Day game against Syracuse. A full broadcast schedule is attached to this release.

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