BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Will Buffalo have baseball this year? Of course; it’s just taking a little longer than expected.

The Bisons announced Thursday morning that the home opener has been postponed once again due to “wet and unplayable field conditions.”

“It was just one thing after another,” General manager Anthony Sprague said. “The 12 hours of rain we got last night that really put us out of commission today.”

Sprague says the baseball diamond looks this way because of the weather and because of a faulty tarp. The team’s tarp was ripped a few weeks ago from the wind. Then last weekend, Sprague says the wind basically shredded the tarp. Despite efforts to keep the field dry, Wednesdays’ rain caused another setback.

“It’s been a tough situation trying to get as many pieces as we can from tarps around, and we had three layers here last night, trying to stop all that rain,” Sprague said. “Unfortunately it just didn’t work out, but we have been working literally around the clock for days trying to get an opening day here.”

Originally scheduled to play the Worcester Red Sox this past Tuesday, the field just hasn’t been ready, leading to the recent postponements.

As of now, the team is scheduled for a double-header on Friday. First pitch is at 5:05 p.m.

Here’s what the remaining schedule for the Bisons’ homestand against the Red Sox looks like now:

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  • Friday: single-admission doubleheader (Game 1: 5:05 p.m.)
  • Saturday: one game (4:05 p.m.)
  • Sunday: single-admission doubleheader (Game 1: 12:05 p.m.)

Those with tickets to the Thursday games, can exchange them for tickets to a comparable game during the rest of the season, excluding July 3. Ticket exchanges must be made at the Sahlen Field Box Office.

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