Don’t throw away your Obie trading cards just yet.
Today the Buffalo Bisons announced that manager Ken Oberkfell will return to the club next season. Also returning to the staff will be pitching coach Ricky Bones, while A-ball Brooklyn Cyclones hitting coach Jack Voigt will take over the duties for the Herd.
In an especially rough season for the Bisons, Oberkfell did what he could with a bad club that ended up going 56-87. It was hard to blame much of the Bisons’ struggles on the manager, as they were a team with little talent after their star prospects were called up. Overall, it’s good to see him get another chance.
Hopefully the support will be a bit better this time around.