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Bisons and Baseball

The Hall of Fame ballot has arrived and this corner has the whole month of December to ponder who deserves to get the call to Cooperstown with Derek Jeter. There's your one sneak peek. You'll have to wait until around Christmas to get the full reveal. But we're going to get some Cooperstown news at the Winter Meetings that open this weekend in San Diego. The "Modern Bas…

Bisons and Baseball

Baseball's annual Winter Meetings open Dec. 8 in San Diego and while the usual business will take place, there figures to be plenty of tension in the air coming from minor-league operators. The Professional Baseball Agreement between Major League Baseball and the minors runs out after the 2020 season and negotiations on a new PBA have included a stunning proposal that w…

Bisons and Baseball

After three seasons at the head of the Herd, Bobby Meacham will not be back in 2020 as manager of the Buffalo Bisons. Meacham and the parent Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to split as part of the first wave of changes among the Blue Jays' minor-league staff. Meacham's departure was initially reported early Wednesday evening by Shi Davidi of Sportsnet and the Blue Jays ha…

Bisons and Baseball

It took an extra day but the International League regular season ended Tuesday -- with one of the most incredible games in league history. The Bisons fell short of their quest for the North Division title, but their win in the season finale Monday at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre dropped the RailRiders into a tie with Syracuse and forced a one-game playoff Tuesday between the Y…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons have run out of days on the calendar. Once nine games under .500 and 9 1/2 games out of first place in mid-June, the Bisons went on a two-month tear and took the International League playoff race to the final week of the season for the first time in 12 years. But the quest for a North Division title ended quietly Thursday, as a disappointing 7-6 loss …

Bisons and Baseball

After going just 3 for 39 in a disastrous 17-game stint with the Toronto Blue Jays, outfielder Socrates Brito came to Buffalo in mid-May looking to re-establish his career credentials. And while Brito might not have room in the Blue Jays' organization, he certainly played a major role in the Bisons' playoff push. As a result, he was named the winner of the team's Stan B…

Bisons and Baseball

Two of the Buffalo Bisons' big traditions will run together next season, as the club announced Thursday that its 2020 home opener will be a Friday night game for the first time in 12 years. The Bisons open the season on an eight-game road trip with four games in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starting on April 9 followed by four in Pawtucket. They then return to Sahlen Field to …

Bisons and Baseball

Corey Hart has developed quite the Mr. Fix It reputation this year, whether he's helping someone down from Toronto get a tuneup to his swing or working with the many young players in the Bisons' clubhouse hoping to get to the big leagues. Hart's handiwork is all over Blue Jays prospects big and small, but the Herd's second-year hitting coach had a good chuckle when that…

Bisons and Baseball

Bisons manager Bobby Meacham knows all about what it means to live up to hype. He was a first-round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981 and a top prospect for the New York Yankees after he was traded to them 18 months later. That, of course, was before the Internet and the era of social media, where players as low as Class A ball are widely dissected long be…

Bisons and Baseball

Gotta hand it to the folks at MLB for some neat ideas in recent years. The Fort Bragg game was a wonderful salute to the military. The Little League Classic is a gem you would hope they would keep for years and years. The forays into Australia and London have been memorable. The buzz surrounding next summer's "Field of Dreams" game in Dyersville, Iowa, is already huge. …

Bisons and Baseball

Time is running out on the Buffalo Bisons' chase in the International League North Division. In the opener of their final homestand of the season, the Bisons suffered a 4-2 loss to the last-place Pawtucket Red Sox Friday night in Sahlen Field. Meanwhile, the news was equally bad out of town as both teams they're chasing continued to roll. The Buffalo loss dropped the…

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The Buffalo Bisons have announced a star-studded list of autographs for their 12th annual Mystery Ball Night, Tuesday in Sahlen Field against Rochester, and the list of signatures includes Sabres captain Jack Eichel and Bills quarterback Josh Allen. The team says it has more than 500 signed baseballs for the event. Fans can purchase one for a $25 donation to Roswell Par…

Bisons and Baseball

Kevin Vicuna got his first Triple-A hits for Buffalo as the Bisons topped Rochester, 7-4, Wednesday night at Frontier Field. Vicuna led off the fifth inning with a triple and eventually scored the Bisons’ second run of the night. He had been called up along with pitcher Travis Bergen and third baseman Nash Knight. The 21-year-old shortstop later singled on a bunt to …

Bisons and Baseball

ROCHESTER – It was a mixed bag for the Buffalo Bisons here Tuesday night. The reports on the flashy newcomer were sensational. The result on the scoreboard was a crusher. Nate Pearson, Toronto's top pitching prospect, fired seven shutout innings – and was still hitting 99 mph on the stadium radar gun in the seventh as he retired the final 11 men he faced. Pearson left w…

Bisons and Baseball

ROCHESTER – On the day after, the chatter still lingered around Frontier Field. The Buffalo Bisons and Rochester Red Wings were prepping to play another huge game in the International League's North Division Tuesday night, but no one who was in the park on Monday will ever forget the virtuoso performance they saw on the mound. Bisons right-hander T.J. Zeuch tossed ju…