March 2010

Back in the ballpark

The familiar hum of a blower on a stadium worker’s back greeted us this morning. The Big League club plays at 1 p.m. today on ESPN and there’s certainly a buzz already.

I have been chatting with B-Mets radio man, Matt McCabe, getting a sense of who could make the jump from Double-A to the Herd this season. He’s raved about the quality of both player and personalities that hope to infuse the Bisons’ clubhouse.

We’re getting set to head into the Mets clubhouse and catch up with familiar faces. Later today we’ll be going to Jupiter, FL and watch the Bisons play the Marlins Triple-A club.

More as day one continues later.

~ Ben Wagner

Spring Training 2010!

We bring you greetings from Port St. Lucie and the sunshine that is Grapefruit League Baseball this time of year!

After a very busy day of travel, tonight turned out to be very productive. ESPN provided the only racket in the desolate Tradition Field tonight as preparations continued for the telecast on Tuesday afternoon. A picturesque sunset provided our camera crew great shots as we prepare our own telecast. Since the Mets had a road game and the Bisons game with St. Louis was washed earlier, not much was happening outside.

We are at the yard by 7 a.m. on Tuesday to talk with various players and personnel prior to driving south a tad and watching the Bisons play in Jupiter against the Marlins Triple-A club at 1 p.m.

Who would you like to hear from? Let us know via our email address (broadcast@bisons.com) or tweet it up! www.twitter.com/BuffaloBisons.

Gotta crash because it will be a busy and sunny day ahead!

~ Ben Wagner

Bisons Season Preview: Round II

From the back fields at Spring Training to the hardwood, we cover a lot of information on Sunday. The second of four Buffalo Bisons Preview Shows hit the air at 5 p.m. on the Bisons flagship station, WWKB 1520 AM.

Our guests include Buffalo manager Ken Oberkfell and FOX analyst and former Bisons player Steve Lyons. Each will talk baseball and brackets!

If you miss the show on Sunday, the program will be available Monday at http://www.Bisons.com.

There are just 25 days until the Bisons’ 2010 Home Opener on Wednesday, April 14 against the Pawtucket Red Sox (3:05 p.m.). Tickets are now on-sale at bisons.com or by calling THE-HERD at (843-4373).

Two straight out of gate

The Buffalo Bisons improved to 2-0 this spring with a 7-1 victory over the Memphis Redbirds on Saturday afternoon from Jupiter, FL.

The Herd opened up their 10-game spring slate on Friday with a 6-5 victory over New Orleans. The Bisons will hold a camp day on Sunday and face the Redbirds again on Monday.

2009 Bisons MVP OF JESUS FELICIANO led the way for the Herd on Saturday, going 2-4 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base. Newcomer INF MIKE CERVENAK also went 2-4 with an RBI.

On the mound, RHP JAKE EGBERT earned the win with three shutout innings of work. He allowed two hits and struck out two. LHP MIKE O’CONNOR also threw two perfect innings for Buffalo.

There are just 25 days until the Bisons’ 2010 Home Opener on Wednesday, April 14 against the Pawtucket Red Sox (3:05 p.m.). Tickets are now on-sale at bisons.com or by calling THE-HERD at (843-4373).

Herd wins opener, two Cintron homers

The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, opened up the 2010 spring exhibition schedule with a 6-5 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) on Friday afternoon from Port St. Lucie, FL.

MORE: Bisons.com

The Bisons face the Memphis Redbirds tomorrow in Jupiter, FL. for the second game of their 10-game exhibition schedule.

Bisons INF Alex Citron was the hitting hero for the Herd, going 2-3 with a pair of home runs and 3RBI. The switch hitter homered from both the left side and right side of the plate.

On the mound, LHP Bobby Livingston threw three shutout innings, striking out three batters.

There are just 26 days until the Bisons’ 2010 Home Opener on Wednesday, April 14 against the Pawtucket Red Sox (3:05 p.m.). Tickets are now on-sale at bisons.com or by calling THE-HERD at (843-4373).

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