Collins, 61, was hired by the Mets as the 20th manager in franchise history on November 22, 2010. He served the 2010 season as New York's minor league field coordinator, overseeing all phases of the Mets' minor league operations. The 61-year old managed the Bisons for three seasons from 1989-1991 and was 246-186 during his time with the club. His .569 winning percentage as Herd skipper is the 8th highest in the 125-year history of the Buffalo Bisons. Collins was inducted into the Buffalo Bisons Hall of Fame in 1992.
Buffalo Bisons Vice President/General Manager Mike Buczkowski will also speak during the Hot Stove Luncheon program. Buczkowski will inform the fans on off-season updates with the team and Coca-Cola Field. The "Voice of the Bisons," Ben Wagner will emcee the luncheon.
The Bisons will also hold a merchandise sale of select items.
TICKETS for the event are on sale for only $20 and can be purchased by calling the Bisons at (716) 846-2011. Tables of eight can be purchased for $160. The ticket price includes a buffet lunch served at 12:00 p.m. Doors to the Adam's Mark Grand Ballroom open at 11:30 a.m.
The Bisons are asking all fans to R.S.V.P. for the event by Tuesday, January 18.