BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Prospects on the Peace Bridge will officially get underway next spring, with the Bisons and Blue Jays making their affiliation official Friday.
Toronto sent an impressive group of former Jays to the press conference, including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Cy Young winner Pat Hentgen, and World Series manager Cito Gaston.
The close proximity of these two creates plenty of possibilties. Blue Jays CEO Paul Beeston said the two sides have already talked about Coca-Cola Field possibly hosting a Blue Jays exhibition game.
"It becomes pretty clear very quickly... how much of a natural fit this is," says Bisons General Manager Mike Buczkowski. "I wonder why this didn't happen a long time ago, I guess."
The affiliation will begin with a two-year contract, although Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos said today, the Blue Jays are in this for the long-term.
Toronto is the 5th Major League affiliate for the Bisons since 1985.
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