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By Mike Harrington » Thursday, April 9, 2015

Today's game against the Rochester Red Wings will be the Buffalo Bisons' 28th opener at Coca-Cola Field, which opened three names ago (!) on April 14, 1988 with a 1-0 win over the Denver Zephyrs at... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Monday, April 6, 2015

In the midst of all this hockey tank talk, I've got three important words to say: Happy Opening Day! Baseball got under way last night at bathroom-challenged Wrigley Field, as the Cubs flushed... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, March 12, 2015

Former Bisons infielder Greg LaRocca, ex-Buffalo catcher/utility man Chris Coste and long-time Bisons associate and official scorer Kevin Lester have been elected to the Buffalo Baseball Hall of... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, February 27, 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- I have arrived down South for the Sabres' road trip which also, of course, puts baseball at the forefront of my brain. Spring training games have not started, however, and the... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, February 5, 2015

The one promotion that has exploded the last few years in Coca-Cola Field is Star Wars Night and the Buffalo Bisons unveiled quite a twist to it today for Episode VIII -- the July 18 game against the... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Former Bisons manager Marc Bombard and ex-Buffalo GM Don Labbruzzo will be inducted into the International League Hall of Fame as part of a three-man class this summer, the league announced... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Bisons held their annual Winter Hot Stove Luncheon today in the Adam's Mark hotel and, frankly, there was not a whole lot of news to come out of it. But some big news emerged shortly after it... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tuesday's Baseball Hall of Fame ballot seemed to go reasonably well for a lot of reasons. The election of four players (Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio)... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Monday, December 29, 2014

OTTAWA -- Before heading to the Sabres' morning skate today in Canadian Tire Centre, allow me a few words (OK, more than a few) about the loss of a great friend to Buffalo baseball. Longtime local... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, October 30, 2014

KANSAS CITY -- There has never been a month for a single pitcher in the postseason like the one we just saw put up by San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner. The Giants' championships in 2010... 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.