When baseball returned however after nearly 10 years as part of the Double-A Eastern League... skeptical fans kept the crowds from returning to War Memorial Stadium... an area that many felt was unsafe. The Bisons needed an "angel" and found one in one of the most respected companies in the Buffalo region... the "Rich Corporation". Rich owns the popular "Sea Pak" (famed for their frozen fried clam strips, fish and shrimp) and is one of Buffalo's biggest employers. When the Rich Corporation took over the franchise, one of the first things they did to bring baseball back was to look to Rock & Roll. They signed the Bisons on with the famous surfer band... the Beach Boys. Mike Love and company would come to Buffalo to headline baseball games playing after the 9 inning showcase and suddenly fans were packing the 46,000 seat old Rockpile.