More big national pub for the Bisons for tomorrow's visit from Stephen Strasburg: The team just announced that the 1 p.m. game against Syracuse will be nationally televised on Versus as well as the previously scheduled airing on SNY. I would imagine there will be several plugs for it on tonight's broadcast of the Stanley Cup finals. Versus will also replay the game at 7 p.m. It's the first time Versus has ever aired baseball and, of course, minor-league games rarely if ever get this kind of hype.
The Versus/SNY feeds will all originate from Time Warner SportsNet with Ben Wagner and Duke McGuire calling the action. Huge national air time for the two of them as well. As always, you can also watch on the Internet package at milb.com. The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, home of the Washington Nationals, will be showing the game in the Capitol area on tape delay at 7 p.m.
Now here's the caveat for those of you reading in Buffalo: I would expect the SNY and Versus broadcasts to be blacked out if you don't have Time Warner. If you have Verizon FIOS (like me), DirecTV or the Dish Network, I would imagine you're gonna be out of luck trying to watch live or DVR. Boo to Time Warner. I understand why. Doesn't mean I have to like it.
It's all about what's in the contracts but you would imagine the Bisons would not want people in Buffalo kept away from their product on a day like this. It's one of five SNY games of the schedule and Time Warner is one of the co-owners of SNY so that's the big reason for all the mine-mine-mine. Again, boo to Time Warner.
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