February 2010

Time to clock in

Pitchers and catchers officially report today for the Mets in Port St. Lucie! The full squad will be on hand next Tuesday with actual games begining on March 2.

FYI… Kevin Burkhardt, of SNY, tweets the first workout open to the public will be Saturday morninig. If you have plans to visit Traditions Field, players usually head out around 9 a.m.

Bisons.com will head south in a few weeks – details to come soon with opening day 55 days out and counting’em down!

IL managers prep for 'Amazin Race' ahead

An experienced class of managers will guide the 14 teams of the International League in 2010, headlined by two-time IL Manager of the Year Rick Sweet of Louisville, and Durham’s Charlie Montoyo, who led the Bulls to the 2009 Triple-A National Championship.

IL Skippers: READ

Bisons’ manager Ken Oberkfell will bring his 2010 Buffalo Bisons up from Port St. Lucie, FL in hopes of capturing a Governors’ Cup championship. If he does, it will be his second title this year.

2010 Caribbean Series Champs: READ MORE!

A former IL manager,Steve Smith, has taken a break from coaching to appear on “The Amazing Race” and a chanced to win $1 million.

The story: IndyStar.com Sports

Mets pick up Jason Pridie

The New York Mets today announced that they claimed outfielder Jason Pridie off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

READ: Full details

Pridie was especially tough against the Bisons, hitting .377 (23-61) with four home runs and 12RBI in 14 games against the Herd.

Pridie went to the Twins in a six-player trade headlined by outfielder Delmon Young and righthanded pitcher Matt Garza on November 28, 2007.

F-Mart's MVP effort gives DR Caribbean Series

We already knew Ken Oberkfell was a World Series Champion. In just over 60 days, the Herd’s skipper will bring his 2010 Buffalo Bisons up from Port St. Lucie, FL in hopes of capturing a Governors’ Cup championship. If he does, it will be his second title this year.

READ: Full story from Bisons.com

At the plate, Fernando Martinez hit .348 with two home runs and four RBI in the six games to earn series MVP while Nelson Figueroa struck out eight in a complete game 7-1 victory over Mexico in his only series appearance.

WATCH: Herd preview from BIsonsTV

BisonsTV: Jeff Manto

The Bisons modern era home run king was back in Buffalo to run a 3-day advanced hitting academy at Coca-Cola Field. The only player in the modern era to have his number retired by the team, Jeff Manto talks about the fond memories he has of playing in Western New York.

WATCH: Jeff Manto with BisonsTV

The Buffalo Bisons Hot Stove Show will debut on Time Warner Cable SportsNet on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. And let’s not forget the big announcement. The Bisons and Buffalo will play host to the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game. IL President Randy Mobley was on hand for the big news as the mid-summer classic returns to were it began some 25 years ago.

You’ll be able to see all this and more with the Buffalo Bisons Hot Stove Show on Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

Show Air Times

  • February 2 – 6:30pm
  • February 9 – 11:00 p.m.
  • February 15 – 10:00 p.m.
  • February 19 – 9:00 p.m.
  • February 22 – 10:00 p.m.
  • February 27 – 4:00 p.m.

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