Monday, April 9, 2007
Yes it's finally "Play Ball" In Buffalo!
Sun and clouds... temperature 35 degrees... maybe 300 fans in the stands. But after four days of cancellations, it is just GOOD TO BE DOWN HERE!
I left my flash card reader home so no pics to attach... I will add a game recap later.
Bisons 8, Lynx 3
Short game update... the Buffalo Bisons took the Opening Day game with a convincing 8-3 win at Dunn Tire Park, collecting 7 runs on 10 hits in the first three innings. That was enough to make a winner out of starter Adam Miller, who was pretty solid himself, pitching 6 innings and batting out of a bases loaded jam in the 3rd inning.
After the game I asked Manager Torey Lovullo on how the team can maintain its focus after such a lengthy layoff from baseball. "We had the guys down here Saturday and Sunday and tried as best we could to simulate a game in the cages, but actually it is quite nice to get out on the field."
As we walked into his office, Torey greeted the media with a big smile and welcome, and asked "So was it nice and warm up there in the pressbox?"
Heh..heh... Yes it was Torey... but best of all, great to see all the familiar faces and old friends... Mike Harrington, Amy Moritz, Dave Ricci and Bob Matuszak in the press crew... Scorer Kevin Lester... Brad and Jon from the Bisons as well as guys in the game day crew.
One more take... Ben Wagner was totally solid in his first game as Voice of the Bisons. Looks like the team has found itself another blue chip choice!