It’s a place that the Bisons haven’t been since early in the 2010 season, but after a 6-5 win over Syracuse last night they now find themselves alone in first place in the IL North for just the eighth time since becoming the New York Mets’ AAA affiliate.
However, no one has really been out to support this young group of talented ball players.
Sure, the average attendance is announced at 5,345, but that number is extremely skewed. That is the number of tickets sold, not the actual number of fans in the stands. With the 4,000 or so season tickets counted every game as actual attendees, it makes the number seem higher than what it actually is.
The fact of the matter is that there has been rarely a game where more than 2,000 people have been in the stands to see the Bisons in action. The worst was a game against Lehigh Valley when there were maybe 250-300 people in the crowd.
Of course, that game was when the team wasn’t in first place and it was still extremely early in the season, but to only have that many people show their support for this team is atrocious.
Other than the Bandits, who only play once a week to begin with, there is no other Buffalo team playing right now. Plus, what else is there to do in Buffalo that is as cheap as catching a Bisons game on a nice day or night?
This is the best team in years that the Bisons have fielded and they need to play in front of fans. Hell, I get more readers per article than it seems Buffalo gets in the seats per game.
I know baseball is a dying sport in this country when it comes to popularity, and it is hard to get behind a minor league team when players are constantly coming and going, but this year feels different.
With players like Valentino Pascucci, Bobby Scales, and Zach Lutz, Buffalo has players fans can finally rally behind who are darn good baseball players.
Just give the team a chance and get to Coca-Cola Field, will you?