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By Mike Harrington » Friday, May 6, 2016

TORONTO -- The offense is plodding along and the bullpen is certainly in question but the Blue Jays are slowly starting to get key hits, key outs -- and string together some wins. It's four in a row for the Jays after Friday's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game set in Rogers Centre. A... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Bisons open their 29th season downtown today at 2 against the Rochester Red Wings -- on the anniversary of the iconic game that first opened the doors of then-Pilot Field on April 14, 1988. It seems like yesterday but now there are generations we actually have to explain things to about that day: The Bisons won,... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Two days before Opening Day at Coca-Cola Field, the Buffalo Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays have announced a two-year extension of their player development contract through the 2018 season. The agreement was scheduled to expire after this season and the extension was expected throughout baseball circles, with new Toronto... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Monday, April 11, 2016

Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar, a key cog as the Toronto Blue Jays won back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, will throw the ceremonial first pitch Thursday at Coca-Cola Field prior to the Buffalo Bisons home opener, the team announced today. The game against the Rochester Red Wings is slated to... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, April 8, 2016

TORONTO -- The Buffalo Bisons' player development contract with the Toronto Blue Jays expires after this season but most people in baseball circles expect an extension to be forthcoming. Herd officials went to spring training in Dunedin, Fla., last month to meet with Jays officials and first-year Toronto President Mark... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Matt Hague's time in the Toronto Blue Jays organization is just about over, as Sportsnet is reporting today the team is selling the 2015 International League MVP to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League. The site said the Blue Jays have already removed Hague from their 40-man roster in preparation for the... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Monday, November 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made their choice to replace Don Mattingly as manager and it's a familiar choice to fans of the Bisons and Boston Red Sox. Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Roberts, who has been the San Diego Padres bench coach the last two years, is the new man in charge on Chavez Ravine. Roberts played... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, October 29, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- The good folks of Toronto have to be waking up with this thought this morning: Why can't we have nice things? The news that Alex Anthopoulos has rejected an extension to remain as  general manager of the Blue Jays is a stunner that leaves the entire direction of the franchise hanging, less than a week... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, October 21, 2015

TORONTO -- Their bullpen is a shambles, their offense is not producing in the clutch and time is almost up for the Blue Jays in the ALCS. Game Five is today here in Rogers Centre (4:07 on Fox-1) and the Kansas City Royals lead the series, 3-1, needing one win to go to the World Series in consecutive years for the first... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TORONTO -- As Game Threes go, it was pretty much must-have for the Blue Jays in Rogers Centre on Monday night and they delivered. After scoring just three runs in the first two games of the ALCS, the offense erupted in an 11-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals that got Toronto back within 2-1 in the series. Game Four... 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.