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Kyle Williams: A traitor to Buffalo sports? Maybe – at least in jest. Thursday night marks the first of a four-game homestand in which the Buffalo Wings – the temporarily rebranded Buffalo Bisons – face the Rochester Plates, known usually as the Rochester Red Wings, at Coca-Cola Field. Following a minor league baseball trend where teams adjust nicknames to reflect re…

Bisons and Baseball

Third baseman Josh Donaldson is closing in on a return to the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup and the former American League most valuable player's path to the roster could include a stint this weekend in Coca-Cola Field. The Blue Jays are pondering an injury rehab stint for Donaldson with the Buffalo Bisons perhaps as soon as Friday night, Toronto manager John Gibbons told r…

Bisons and Baseball

Right-hander Nick Tepesch, making his first start for the Buffalo Bisons, had little margin for error against Lehigh Valley ace Enyel de los Santos in the first game of their doubleheader Tuesday night. Tepesch allowed only four hits over five innings, but unfortunately two came in the first inning along with the only walk given up by Buffalo pitching. That was more tha…

Bisons and Baseball

If you're waiting for the parent Toronto Blue Jays to send mega-prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. from Double-A New Hampshire to Buffalo, you're going to have to continue to sit tight. Baseball's No. 1 prospect was put on the seven-day disabled list by the Blue Jays on Thursday and has been sent to the team's complex in Dunedin, Fla., for evaluation on a left knee injury. …

Bisons and Baseball

Playing baseball games in the morning takes a little getting used to. The Buffalo Bisons are getting plenty of practice this month. The Bisons stage their annual Kids Day game Thursday at 10:35 a.m. against the Columbus Clippers as part of a continuing bizarre series of early starts. It will be their 12th day game of the month – and the fourth time this season they've p…

Bisons and Baseball

They said it What's the best part of the Bisons' "Buffalo Wings" uniforms? Manager Bobby Meacham: "Bisons I get. But Buffalo Wings? The name. Yeah. The wing helps that 'B' out. The blue cheese right in the middle, the green socks for the celery. All together." Outfielder Roemon Fields: "Those green socks because I like to wear my pants up." Catcher Danny Jansen…

Bisons and Baseball

When the Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Chiefs did a rebranding night last year, they hit home runs at the box office and the merchandise stands. The Buffalo Bisons were apparently taking copious notes. After three days of teases on Twitter, the Bisons let the drumstick out of the bucket Thursday as they announced they will wear special uniforms and change their name …

Bisons and Baseball

A field day by Roemon Fields enabled the Buffalo Bisons to end their four-game losing streak with a little room to spare. Fields' speed produced the go-ahead run and then enabled him to make the game-saving defensive play as the Bisons defeated Pawtucket, 5-4, at McCoy Stadium in an International League game. The win means the Herd earned a split of the rain-shortene…

Bisons and Baseball

TORONTO — The Boston Red Sox are a team you're still trying to figure out. Are they the group that burst from the scene 17-2, giving Alex Cora the best start for a rookie manager since 1900? Or are they the team that entered Saturday just 9-10 in their last 19 and having already blown the 7 1/2-game lead they built on the Yankees in mid-April? The answer probably lies s…

Bills

Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer was selected as a high school senior by the Florida Marlins in the Major League Baseball Draft in 2009. He played baseball and football at Oregon State before giving up baseball to focus on the gridiron. Poyer was back on the baseball field Monday night, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Buffalo Bisons hosted the Roches…

Bisons and Baseball

Torey Lovullo's team started ultra-fast and looked like the favorite in the National League. Dave Roberts' team was injury riddled and looking like it was dealing with a serious World Series hangover. Then came some oddly-timed bravado from Roberts. Maybe the fortunes of the two NL West managers who are Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famers are going in different directions. …

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons have kicked off their sixth annual "Blue Jays Weekend" promotion with some big news – a two-year extension of their player development contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto's top farmhands, who first came to Buffalo in 2013, will now be here through the 2020 season. The current agreement was to expire after this season. “Having a strong Major …

Bisons and Baseball

Former manager Marty Brown, who led the Bisons to the 2004 Governors' Cup championship, and pitcher Joe Roa have been elected to the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame, the Bisons announced Tuesday. Brown and Roa will give the Hall 100 members and they will be inducted during the Bisons' game against Toledo on Friday, August. 10. Brown, 55, is the franchise's modern-era lea…

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Last July, I wrote a column about a guy who played a little more than three summers of minor league baseball in Buffalo, in the 1950s. I described how he blasted some of the longest home runs ever hit in our corner of the world, maybe some of the longest home runs ever hit in baseball, period, and the impact he made on the city where he lived for that brief time. I had …

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1) Trimania, 8 p.m. April 14 in the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main St.). General admission is $25 here, while single VIP is $50 and couples VIP is $80. Commentary: Buffalo Arts Studio presents a night of multimedia pleasure in the Tri-Main Center, with a wealth of live music, more than 50 art installations and a chance to meet many of the building's tenants planned. It's…