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By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The championship series in each Triple-A league opens tonight, and the finals of the International League and Pacific Coast League each feature their circuit’s last two winners. It’s a rematch in the IL, as the 2013 champion Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay) travel to Pawtucket, the Boston affiliate that took the… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, August 31, 2014

TORONTO — One quick note of great news on the way out of Rogers Centre: The Tampa Bay Rays have announced their September callups and will be purchasing the contract of Ransomville native and former University at Buffalo pitcher Steve Geltz on Monday from the Durham Bulls. Geltz, 26, is… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, August 31, 2014

TORONTO — The big news out of Rogers Centre today is that Derek Jeter is in the lineup for his final game here against the Blue Jays and Jacoby Ellsbury once again is not. Jeter will be honored by the Blue Jays in a pregame ceremony and will serve as… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, August 30, 2014

TORONTO — There will be a bit of a surprise in the lineup on both sides of the diamond today in Rogers Centre if you tune into the Yankees-Blue Jays game (1 p.m. on YES). The first is that Derek Jeter is again playing for the Yankees, even though it’s… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Friday, August 29, 2014

TORONTO — Last time in a city, prior to the first game. Sit in the dugout before the team stretches and reminisce with the media for a few minutes. It’s been the regular formula for Derek Jeter’s final season — he will tell you it’s not a “farewell tour” –… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve seen one of these epic stretch drives. ┬áThe Buffalo Bisons were just 48-52 and 11 games out of first place in the International League North on July 20 after a 3-2 loss at Pawtucket, their seventh in a row. They were tied for fourth… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Outfielder Kevin Pillar and relief pitcher Bobby Korecky were named to the International League’s postseason all-star team today, giving the Buffalo Bisons two representatives for the first time since their 2004 Governors Cup championship season. They’re two key reasons the Bisons are one game out of the International League’s wild… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Friday, August 22, 2014

The Buffalo Bisons announced tonight they are embarking on a multi-year renovation plan at Coca-Cola Field, with Phase I consisting of the installation of 3,700 new seats in the special reserved sections from dugout to dugout. The new green seats will be 22 inches wide, an increase of 3 inches… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Left-hander Daniel Norris makes his first home start for the Buffalo Bisons Thursday night and Blue Jays fans who want a look at one of their top prospects better make a firm date to come see him throw in the 7 p.m. game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. That’s because the 21-year-old told… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bisons fans already knew they were getting a treat with Thursday night’s home debut of Daniel Norris, the left-hander who is Toronto’s top pitching prospect and has 23 strikeouts and an 0.77 ERA in his first two Triple-A starts. But late last night came this word from Toronto’s top outfield… Read more »
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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.