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05/19/2009 12:24 PM ET
Strawberry, Former Affiliate Part of 8-Game Homestand
Week includes fridaynightbash, Memorial Day BBQ
Strawberry Bobble Head Day is presented by NAPA Auto Parts

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An appearance from New York Mets' great Darryl Strawberry and the return of the Cleveland Indians' affiliate highlight an eight-game homestand for the Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, that starts Thursday, May 21 at Coca-Cola Field.

The Bisons will welcome in Strawberry to the ballpark on Saturday, May 23. The Mets' All-Time Home Run King will throw out a first pitch and then be available in the Coca-Cola Field concourse for autographs. The first 4,000 fans through the Swan St. Gate will also receive a complimentary Darryl Strawberry Bobble Head, presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

Saturday's game will be one of four for the Bisons against the Columbus Clippers, the new Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians (May 21-24). Led by Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer Torey Lovullo, the 2009 Clippers currently feature 16 players that once wore a Buffalo Bisons uniform.

The eight-game homestand also features a fridaynightbash!®, sponsored by Seneca Gaming Corporation with post-game Fireworks on May 22 and the team's Memorial Day Pre-Game BBQ on Monday, May 25 (2:05 p.m.), presented by Famous Dave's BBQ.

Please see below for a complete promotional scheduled for all eight games. Tickets are available by calling THE-HERD (716-843-4373) or charge-by-phone at 1-866-223-6000. You can also order online at Bisons.com or visit the Coca-Cola Box Office (Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.).

Columbus Series (May 21-24)
Thursday, May 21 @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates 12:00 p.m.)
-Business Person's Matinee Special.
-Win some great Bisons prizes by playing Baseball Bingo during the game. Get your bingo card at the gate to win while you watch.

Friday, May 22 @ 7:05 p.m. (Pre-Game Plaza Party, 5:00 p.m.)
-A fridaynightbash!®, presented by Seneca Gaming Corporation, is the best night of the week and a weekend tradition in Western New York.
-Pre-Game Plaza Party begins at 5:00 p.m. with live music from the band, Papa and Mama Root ('70s covers).
-Plaza Party to feature $3 specials on hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian Sausage and 12 oz. beers.
-National Kidney Foundation Night
-Post-Game Fireworks Show will light up the Buffalo sky.

Saturday, May 23 @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates 12:00 p.m.)
-Darryl Strawberry Appearance, with in-game autograph session in the concourse.
-Darryl Strawberry Bobble Head Giveaway, to the first 4,000 fans through the Swan St. Gate, presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
-High School Saturday, presented by Niagara University. High School students can purchase two tickets for only $12 when they present a valid high school ID.

Sunday, May 24 @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates 12:00 p.m.)
-Kids Growth Chart Giveaway to the first 5,000 fans in attendance, presented by Excelsior Orthopaedics.
-A Family Fun Sunday, presented by Uncle Bob's Self Storage.
-Kids' games on the field before the game, presented by Wegmans. After the Bisons game, children are welcomed down the field for Kids Run the Bases, presented by Tim Hortons.

 

Lehigh Valley Series (May 25-28)
Monday, May 25 @ 2:05 p.m. (Tent BBQ Party 1:00 p.m.)
-Memorial Day with Pre-Game BBQ, presented by Famous Dave's BBQ. Stop the Buffalo Security Pavilion in centerfield and for $7 you can enjoy a hot dog or hamburger, potato salad and a Famous Dave's BBQ Specialty Item. Fans will also receive a complimentary Coca-Cola beverage.
-Markdown Monday has the best values in town. Tickets are ONLY $7 for the game and concession stands will feature $1 popcorn and $1 ice cream specials. There will also be a special discounted merchandise table set up in the concourse.

Tuesday, May 26 @ 7:05 p.m. (Pre-Game Concert 5:00 p.m., Gates 6:00 p.m.)
-Bisons Faith Night.
-Pre-Game Faith Concert, presented by Tyndale University & Seminary, begins at 5:00 p.m. in the centerfield Buffalo Security Pavilion. Come enjoy a night of fellowship and friendship while listening to the music of Christ Records and Relevant Worship.

Thursday, May 28 @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates 12:00 p.m.)
-Business Person's Matinee Special.
-Win some great Bisons prizes by playing Baseball Bingo. Get your bingo card at the gate to win while you watch.
-"529 Day," presented by New York's 529 College Savings Program. Get some helpful advice on how to plan for your and your child's future, no matter how young they are.

-the herd-