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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

By Mike Harrington » Monday, October 19, 2015

TORONTO -- A stunner came out this evening via Instagram from Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris, who spent the bulk of the season with the Bisons before being moved by the Blue Jays in the David Price trade. It's best for you to just read Norris' post: I've been debating for months as to how or even if I should... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Herd was in the house too. Among more than 49,000 fans in the Rogers Centre who will remember Game Five of the ALDS for pretty much the rest of their lives were eight staffers from the Buffalo Bisons. The Triple-A club has four season tickets for their parent team's games and bought four additional playoff strips,... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hang around in this gig long enough and you'll see some pretty memorable things. I've covered more than 30 postseason series since 1995, but I have never ever seen anything like the seventh inning Wednesday night in Toronto. If you were scoring at home, I think it read like this: Fifty-three minutes, one bizarre Texas... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TORONTO -- So you're waiting for the 4:07 first pitch of Game Five between the Blue Jays and the Rangers on FOX-1? Read our pregame report on that one here. And you can do some reading below on the other division series: ----For the first time ever at Wrigley Field, and for the first time in Chicago since 1906, a... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TORONTO -- As we head into Game Five of the American League Division Series in Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays will try to complete an historic comeback against the Texas Rangers without the ability to match up with any left-handers in their bullpen. Marcus Stroman and Cole Hamels will stage a marquee battle of starters... Read More

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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.