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By Amy Moritz » Sunday, July 24, 2016

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 1:05 p.m. Gates open: noon Weather: The weather.com forecast calls for intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day.... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, July 23, 2016

The stands at Coca-Cola Field were filled with thousands of kids, swinging their laser swords and taking photos with their favorite characters from Star Wars. But the full house, officially 17,600, weren’t only aspiring Jedi Masters. More than usual, Toronto Blue Jays jerseys peppered the stands. The ones sporting... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, July 23, 2016

A single from Rio Ruiz in the ninth inning gave the Gwinnett Braves a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Bisons Saturday night. It was fourth straight loss for the Bisons while Gwinnett continues to play well in Buffalo, picking up its 12th straight win over the Herd at Coca-Cola Field. Gwinnett took a 1-0 lead in the fifth... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, July 23, 2016

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 6:05 p.m. Gates open: 4 p.m. Weather: The weather.com forecast calls for clear skies. Low near 65F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Promotions: It's Star Wars... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, July 22, 2016

There's something about Buffalo that the Gwinnett Braves finds appealing. The Braves scored six runs in the ninth inning to win their 11th straight game at Coca-Cola Field, besting the Bisons, 7-1, Friday night. The Bisons have not beaten the Braves at home since a 5-4 win on June 17, 2013. It's also the seventh loss... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, July 22, 2016

Jose Bautista tries to avoid Florida during the summer. Unless the Toronto Blue Jays are playing the Tampa Bay Rays, he'd rather avoid the state. Florida in the summer means he's  rehabbing from an injury and no baseball player likes spending the heart of the season away from his team working on regaining his timing at... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, July 22, 2016

Bring out all your analogies about "the force" and your favorite Yoda-isms (which sound a lot like Yogi Berra-isms) because Saturday is the annual Star Wars Night at Coca-Cola Field. Here are five things to know about Star Wars Night: 1. Star Wars Night IX Star Wars Night debuted in 2008 and has sold out for the... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, July 22, 2016

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Gates open: 5 p.m. Weather: The weather.com forecast calls for a mostly clear sky. Low 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Promotions: Legends of... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Gwinnett Braves drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth to earn a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field as the teams opened their four-game series Thursday night. After getting the first two outs of the ninth, Ryan Tepera gave up back-to-back hits then walked Omar Infante to load the bases.... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chris Leroux was already playing winter ball in Venezuela when the Toronto Blue Jays were battling the Texas Rangers in the deciding game of the 2015 American League Division Series. He was watching the game on television with a stack of  Venezuelan bolívar in his hand, ready to head downstairs of his hotel to make a... 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.