The baseball season begins in Buffalo Thursday afternoon as the Bisons host the Rochester Red Wings at 2:05 p.m. Fans attending the game are urged to be in their seats around 1:30 in order to catch all the Opening Day ceremonies, including the ceremonial first pitch by Hall of Fame second baseman and former Toronto Blue Jay Roberto Alomar.
Here's the skinny for Thursday's game (my full preview story is here):
Bisons vs. Rochester Red Wings
First pitch: 2:05 p.m.
Gates open: 1 p.m.
Pre-game ceremonies: Begin at 1:35
Ceremonial First Pitch: Roberto Alomar, former Blue Jays second baseman and National Baseball Hall of Famer
Promotion: Bisons Magnetic Schedule
Starting pitchers: LHP Scott Diamond (1-0, 1.80) vs. Pat Dean (0-1, 3.60)
Tickets: $10-$13, bisons.com, Coca-Cola Field Box Office
From our season preview:
A look at the International League
Bisons' promotional schedule.