Share this article

Latest Bisons and Baseball

print logo
Bisons and Baseball

Former Canisius College pitcher John Axford, who has spent most of the last eight years in the big leagues, has signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invitation to the team's major-league camp. The contract means Axford could pitch for the Buffalo Bisons this season if he does not make the Blue Jays' major-league roster. Axford, 34, i…

Bisons and Baseball

The Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019, according to Major League Baseball, which said the popular symbol was no longer appropriate for use on the field. The logo has long been the source of anguish and frustration for those who consider it offensive, outdated and racist, but for many of the team’s fans it is a che…

Bisons and Baseball

It was the perhaps the biggest sports story of 2017 in Western New York. Certainly the biggest story around Coca-Cola Field. After 449 losses, Celery went out a winner in its last race Aug. 30. The popular mascot during the Buffalo Bisons WCC race retired after last season. And while Celery still plans to be at the ballpark this summer, chilling with fans, the famed rac…

Bisons and Baseball

Voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame is a complicated enough process. You spend weeks collecting your thoughts, poring over stats (real and analytic), researching as many conflicting points of view as you can find and sometimes just staring at the ballot in your hand. Then you open your email one November day and Joe Morgan throws everything into a tizzy. Yep, that J…

itching coach Bob Stanley and position coach Devon White will be back with the Buffalo Bisons for the 2018 International League season, and the club also announced three additions to the team staff on Wednesday. Corey Hart will be the team’s hitting coach, moving up after three seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays’ Single-A affiliate at Dunedin, Fla. The Bisons also welcom…

Beauts

A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

Bisons and Baseball

Bobby Meacham will return to manage the Buffalo Bisons in 2018. The Toronto Blue Jays made the contract official on Tuesday. The Bisons went 65-76 in 2017, the first under Meacham, who also played for the Bisons in 1989. He is the second person to both play for and manage the team in the modern era. (The other being Torey Lovullo.) Last year, the Bisons were fifth in…

Bisons and Baseball

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2018 ballot on Monday and the guess is that it's going to be arriving on my doorstep today. But when I opened my email this morning, the plot just got quite a bit thicker. Sitting in the inbox was a 1,074-word missive from Hall of Fame vice chairman Joe Morgan, the former great second baseman of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine and a …

Bisons and Baseball

The New York Yankees have interviewed Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer Eric Wedge for their vacant managerial job, the team announced Friday. Wedge, 49, has most recently been a field coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays' minor league system and a regular visitor to Bisons' games. He had returned to live in Western New York after he was fired by the Seattle Mariners in 2…

Bisons and Baseball

We're heading into winter but the promotional machine inside Coca-Cola Field never slows down and the Bisons are rolling out a new question today: Who should be the new racer to replace Celery in the nightly mascot race? https://twitter.com/BuffaloBisons/status/927952066236026880 Celery became the, ahem, stalk of the town all summer as it finally earned its long-awai…

Bisons and Baseball

The discussion about tanking never really goes away in these parts as long as the Sabres stay near the bottom of the NHL standings, and it got a new jolt Wednesday night when the Houston Astros wrapped up the first World Series title in their 56-year history just four seasons after they were 51-111. Pro-tankers are quick to hop on the Astros' bandwagon as a foolproof ex…

Latest Bisons and Baseball

By BILLY WITZ LOS ANGELES – If the Houston Astros had plenty on their minds – and the weight of history on their backs – it hardly seemed like a burden when they arrived at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. A franchise that had never won a championship in its 55 previous seasons faced the daunting task of playing Game 7 of the World Series in front of a boisterous crowd sup…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons have announced game times for the 2018 season, the 134th year of professional baseball in Buffalo and the team's 31st at Coca-Cola Field. The Bisons open their home schedule on Thursday, April 12, against the Indianapolis Indians at 2:05 p.m. They open the season on a six-game road trip, starting Friday, April 6, in Rochester. All season tickets, tick…

Bisons and Baseball

Memo to the Houston Astros: If you make the World Series again and Brian Duff walks through the gates of Minute Maid Park, expect a long night. Duff, the Sabres' host on MSG telecasts, is a diehard Astros fan from his days of idolizing Nolan Ryan. He attended Game Three of the 2005 Series, the Astros' 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox in 14 innings that took 5 hours, 47…