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In the wake of the stunning trade that went down late Thursday night, Houston in 2017 how has a much-improved chance of becoming Boston of 2013 or New York of 2001. The Yankees, remember, were two outs away from winning the World Series in Game Seven at Arizona in the emotional aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The Red Sox were a unifying source for a city all summer in th…

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One day after being named the Most Valuable Player on the Buffalo Bisons, Roemon Fields set the team’s modern era record for steals in a season. Fields also scored a run to help the Bisons to a 4-0 win over Syracuse at NBT Bank Stadium Friday night. Fields swiped two bases in the win to give him 42 on the year. That surpasses the mark of 41 set by Tony Womack’s in 19…

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St. Bonaventure alum and Frewsburg native Connor Grey pitched a perfect game Friday night. Grey needed 100 pitches to retire all 27 batters he faced as Kane County defeated Clinton, 5-0, in a Class A Midwest League game. According to Minor League Baseball, it was the first perfect game in 17 years throw in the Midwest League. The Arizona Diamondbacks tweeted it was t…

Josh Barnett is joining The News as executive sports editor. Barnett is a veteran of print and digital sports departments. From 2004 to 2012, he was sports editor and then executive sports editor at the Philadelphia Daily News, where he led a staff of 30 covering the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers, as well as college and high school sports. For the past f…

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Through Thursday's games. Last week's rankings in parenthesis. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers. A five-game losing streak. Doesn't mean anything come October. They're just bored. (1) 2. Washington Nationals.  A shutout and a home run for Strasburg to complete sweep of Marlins. (2) 3. Houston Astros. In wake of Harvey, a broken city will look to their Series quest for momen…

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I'm old enough to remember the days of manual typewriters, carbon paper, glue pots and air tubes in the floor to send stories to the composing room. As if it was part of an old movie reel, and not the real-life 1980s. Things are so different now that I spent part of Wednesday night live streaming a mascot race over my phone. Talk about two ends of a journalistic spectrum. …

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When the season started, Roemon Fields was the fourth outfielder in Double-A New Hampshire.  By the end of August, he was the Most Valuable Player for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons and was the catalyst to their home finale win. Fields singled, stole second then advanced to third on an error in the eighth inning. That set the tone for the Herd's rally. He scored on a singl…

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It's the last Buffalo Bisons game at Coca-Cola Field for 2017. Here's what you need to know as the Herd closes the books on their home season against the Pawtucket Red Sox: Game time: 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.) Weather: A cool one for the finale, according to the folks at weather.com. Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Slight chance of a r…

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And with that, the losing streak is over. In the last race of Celery's career, the vegetable earned its first career win. "This is just a dream come true," Celery told The Buffalo News after the win. "The crowd was amazing. They were really behind me throughout this journey and I know I couldn’t have gotten this victory without their support for so long. I’ve never h…

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Before Celery took the field for the final time, the Buffalo Bisons and Pawtucket Red Sox played an extra-inning baseball game. It took 12 innings to decide the game, with Pawtucket scoring four runs to break a 3-3 tie and take a 7-5 win. All of the PawSox runs came with two outs in the 12th. With the bases loaded, Bryce Brentz singled scoring a run. Shane Opitz, who…

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It's the day everyone has been waiting for: Celery's last race. In addition, the Buffalo Bisons and Pawtucket Red Sox will play a game before the beloved WCC Race. Here's the skinny: Game time: 7:05 p.m.  (Gates open at 6 p.m.) Weather: A beautiful day for baseball according to weather.com. Sun and a few passing clouds. High around 75. Probables: The Bisons are sc…

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It's been 10 days since Nick Tepesch took the mound. The 28-year-old righty was on paternity leave as his wife gave birth to their second child. His return to the mound went seamlessly. Tepesch pitched six shutout innings with seven strikeouts to lead the Buffalo Bisons to a 4-0 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday night. "I was commanding my …

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It was 1989 and Coca-Cola Field was one year old. Geri Meacham remembered coming to Buffalo, a mixed-blessing of a Triple-A assignment for her husband, infielder Bobby Meacham. In the midst of the new stadium and the hope that Buffalo would land a Major League team, the Bisons put on a show for their fans that at times had little to do with baseball. "I remember comi…

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It's the most anticipated night in Coca-Cola Field history since May of 2010 when Stephen Strasburg pitched his final minor league game before getting called up to the Washington Nationals. The park was buzzing as Strasburg made the start for the Syracuse Chiefs against the Buffalo Bisons. The park will be buzzing again on Wednesday, but this time for Celery's last r…

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The Bisons continue their final homestand of the season Tuesday night host the Pawtucket Red Sox. Here's what you need to know: Game time: 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.) Weather: Weather.com says Buffalo will have partly cloudy skies in the morning giving way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 76. Promotion: TWOsdays Purchase two tickets for the price of…