Bisons to televise 51 games
The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced their television schedule that will include the live broadcast of 51 games during the 2011 season. All 51 games on the schedule will be shown on Time Warner Cable SportsNet – Channel 13. The schedule begins with Opening Day, Thursday, April 7 against the Syracuse Chiefs (3:05 p.m.).
The slate of games also includes five games on SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and the Big East Conference.
SNY will begin their five-game Bisons schedule on Thursday, May 12 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (1:05 p.m.). The television home of the Mets will also show the Herd on May 23 (Charlotte), June 27 (Norfolk), July 14 (Rochester) and August 18 (Toledo).
All games played at Coca-Cola Field will feature the play-by-play of “The Voice of the Bisons,” Ben Wagner and the color commentary of Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer, Duke McGuire. Road games will be commentated on by the respecting home team’s announcers.
Highlights of the schedule include five games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees (May 10, 12, July 26-28) and two games against the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Pawtucket Red Sox (April 12, July 25). The Bisons annual Independence Eve Celebration on July 3 against Syracuse is on also the schedule. The 49-game schedule includes 12 of the International League’s 14 teams.