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The Buffalo Bisons thought they could drum up some business as the “Buffalo Wings,” tapping into the hot national trend of minor league baseball teams using alternate identities to salute local cuisine. The organization introduced the promotion last summer for a series against the “Rochester Plates,” with Buffalo players wearing special uniforms that featured a drumstic…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons managed a split of their doubleheader against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Monday night at Sahlen Field. However, they failed to keep RailRiders slugger Mike Ford in check. Buffalo took the opener, a continuation of a game suspended on April 20, 4-2. The RailRiders came back with a 9-2 triumph in the second game. Both games were seven innin…

Bisons and Baseball

If it seems like the Buffalo Bisons are playing a lot of games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this week, well, they are. The Herd and RailRiders will play six games in four days at Sahlen Field, starting with Monday’s weather-forced doubleheader beginning at 5:35 p.m. The teams will play one game Tuesday, a doubleheader Wednesday (which includes a make-up game from Ap…

Bills

The last raindrops fell just before the home run derby that served as the opening act for Micah Hyde's first charity softball game Sunday at Sahlen Field. The Buffalo Bills' safety had checked his phone about every 15 minutes in the morning for weather updates. "For the last week, honestly," Hyde said. "It said thunderstorms, lightning early in the week. And now it’s…

Bisons and Baseball

A four-run seventh inning lifted Rochester over Buffalo, 7-2, Saturday night at Frontier Field and took the second game of the three-game series. Bisons’ outfielder Anthony Alford left the game after the first inning for an undisclosed reason. He doubled in his only at-bat in the first. Socrates Brito replaced him in right field and went 2-for-4 in his place at the p…

Bisons and Baseball

Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers. Again dominant in Chavez Ravine, with 23-7 record in first 30 home games. (3) 2. Minnesota Twins. Hit 56 HRs in May, on pace to be first MLB team ever to crack 300 for a season. (2) 3. New York Yankees.  Eight straight series wins for first time since 1998. That year ended well. (…

Bisons and Baseball

Robert Gorman had the same instantaneous reaction as millions of us. Even in an era when an overflow of numbing digital images pour across our computer screens, his heart broke when he saw what brought Albert Almora Jr. to his knees. Almora is a Major League Baseball player with the Chicago Cubs. Wednesday, in what should have been a forgettable moment in an everyday ga…

Bisons and Baseball

Buffalo let a three-run lead slip away as Rochester beat the Bisons, 5-4, in 10 innings at Frontier Field Friday. The game, in essence, was decided in six pitches. After the Red Wings’ Nick Gordon struck out, Buddy Boshers hit Lamonte Wade. After that, Zander Wiel drew a walk on four straight pitches to load the bases (MILB rules place a runner on second at the begin…

Bisons and Baseball

Shannon Michaels knew something was up when her friend told her to look presentable for the Buffalo Bisons game, but she just thought she was nominated for “Military Family of the Night.” “I hate attention," Michaels said. Tom Michaels, Shannon's husband, is stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, where he had been for the past five months. (He's from Spr…

Bisons and Baseball

Ryan Feierabend couldn’t even get through two innings pitched as the Syracuse Mets defeated Buffalo the Buffalo Bisons, 9-2, before a Kids’ Day crowd of 16,409 at Sahlen Field Thursday. The Mets’ offense had little trouble finding success against Feierabend. Rajai Davis earned a single on the first pitch of the game and Ruben Tejada hit a line drive single after forcing a…

Bisons and Baseball

Socrates Brito hit the first pitch he saw in the eighth inning to deep center field to complete the Buffalo Bisons’ 6-4 comeback win over Syracuse Wednesday at Sahlen Field. The Mets (26-25) led, 4-0, through the top of the sixth inning before Buffalo (21-27) scored for the first time. Brito finished 1 for 4 with three RBIs. Anothony Alford drove home the other three…

Bisons and Baseball

Eric Wedge, who graduated from the Buffalo Bisons to become American League Manager of the Year with the 2007 Cleveland Indians, has been named the new head coach at his alma mater, Wichita State University. The school said he has signed a five-year contract. Wedge had been serving as a field coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Bisons' parent. He has not been in …

Bisons and Baseball

Starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley left Buffalo’s game with a side injury in the fourth inning as the Bisons fell to Syracuse, 16-2, Tuesday night at Sahlen Field. Manager Bobby Meacham told Pat Malacaro, the Bisons’ play-by-play announcer, after the game that Reid-Foley “felt a little strain in his side” and will undergo further testing on Wednesday. Reid-Foley (1-3) …

Bills

Tim Tebow is reminded that he’s back in Buffalo for the first time since the final regular season game of his NFL career. It was Dec. 30, 2012, and his New York Jets were trailing the Buffalo Bills, 7-3, with 12:23 remaining in the second quarter of the regular season finale at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tebow entered the game, replacing quarterback Mark Sanchez for one s…

Bisons and Baseball

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will have to find a new home. Key Bank Center's expansion of the Sabres Store is pushing into space the arena once provided for the Hall of Fame's displays. "The Sabres had indicated they would like us to move out when their season ended. Unfortunately, they didn't make the playoffs, so that came quicker than we thought it woul…