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By Amy Moritz » Sunday, June 12, 2016

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 1:05 p.m. Gates open: noon Weather: According to weather. com for Sunday expect sunshine in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies and gusty... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, June 11, 2016

It was a vocal week in the Buffalo Bisons clubhouse. Reliever Ben Rowan laughed heartily when he saw the special promotions t-shirt. His parents are from Western New York and he immediately said he needed to get a bunch of them. Hitting coach Richie Hebner wasn’t as amused. He threatened to take the punishment for... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Buffalo Bisons had all kinds of fun Saturday night with their promotion "Keep Tom Brady Suspended" to benefit area charities. Unfortunately for the Herd, their offense was also underinflated in their doubleheader with the Charlotte Knights at Coca-Cola Field Saturday night. The Knights swept the two... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jio Mier remembers the day well back in 2009. His family’s house was filled with a ridiculous number of people as they watched the Major League Baseball Draft on television. He was 18 years old and a senior in high school. “Leading up to it, the first picks before me, everyone was talking, not even a big deal,”... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, June 9, 2016

The speed of Junior Lake helped the Buffalo Bisons pull out a 9-6 win over the Rochester Red Wings at Coca-Cola Field Thursday afternoon. Lake drew a leadoff walk in the eighth then stole second and third. A single up the middle from Alexi Casilla scored Lake to break a 6-6 tie. RBI singles from Matt Dominguez and... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, June 9, 2016

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Gates open: 6 p.m. Weather: According to weather. com for Thursday, except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 70F. Winds W... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Buffalo Bisons dropped their third straight loss to the Rochester Red Wings in a 3-1 decision at Coca-Cola Field Wednesday night. The win increases Rochester's lead over the Herd in the International League North Division to 3 1/2 games. "We’re just not scoring runs right now," Bisons manager Gary Allenson... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tony Sanchez takes his stance behind home plate, preparing to give Buffalo Bisons starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc the sign for a change-up. But as he takes position, he sees it – the clock in center field staring at him, counting down from 20 seconds. There it is. Again. The pitch clock. Minor league baseball is... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Gates open: 6 p.m. Weather: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 46F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Headed to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) Coca-Cola Field First Pitch: 10:35 a.m. Gates open: 9:30 a.m. Weather: According to weather.com, Wednesday's forecast calls for sun and a few passing clouds. High near 85F. Winds... Read More

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About the reporters

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.