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Bisons and Baseball

Ted Wyatt, in one sentence, defined the problem the Buffalo Bisons hope they finally solved. Wyatt was there, more than 30 years ago, on the day Bisons owner Robert Rich Jr. joined such public officials as Mayor Jimmy Griffin and Gov. Mario Cuomo in breaking ground for a ballpark that touched off a national trend in throwback style. Wyatt recalled that moment by tele…

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Even as Pawtucket’s Tzu-Wei Lin stepped up to the plate Monday – the first batter in the final Buffalo Bisons home game of the season – seat 9 in section 110, row W, remained empty. That was unusual, but Stuart Boeckel, in seat 10, did not seem worried. He pulled out the headphones that allow him to listen to play-by-play and the powerful glasses that filter out bright …

Bisons and Baseball

Bisons general manager Mike Buczkowski, who has spent more than three decades with the organization, sat down with The News to discuss several issues pertinent to the club Tuesday night as it opened its final homestand of the season. The homestand includes a three-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders and four games against the Pawtucket Red Sox, with…

Bisons and Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. makes his Triple-A debut Tuesday night with the Buffalo Bisons. Here are five reasons you might want to make a trip to see him before the season ends. He's No. 1. The 19-year-old third baseman is ranked the overall No. 1 prospect in Minor League Baseball, according to both Baseball America and MLB.com. "It’s not like anything we’ve seen before," Bi…

Gusto

It’s baseball season from now until what will eventually feel like forever, and the crowds are shuffling back to Coca-Cola Field for Bisons' games. It’s tradition to stop off for a bite and a cold one before you’re locked in and hit with stadium pricing (albeit more reasonable at Bisons' games), and Union Pub, formerly the Irish Times, has always been my pregame watering h…

Bisons and Baseball

For this anniversary, Gabriel's Gate was the right place to talk baseball. On a quiet Tuesday, Paul Battaglia showed up at the same Allen Street restaurant where he and an informal group of young architects and dreamers used to gather in Buffalo 40 years ago. Battaglia was joined by fellow architects Brian Brady and Peter Flynn, and by Tim Tielman, a longtime preserv…

Bisons and Baseball

TORONTO — Get ready for a new name to adorn the home of the Buffalo Bisons after this season. The Coca-Cola Bottling Company is not renewing its naming rights deal on Coca-Cola Field and the city will be putting the name up for bid to determine the park's fifth moniker since it opened in 1988. "Beginning in 2019, the Bisons and Coca-Cola are excited to extend our lon…

Gusto

In the game of stadium concessions, bigger and weirder is usually better. The Buffalo Bisons and the Consumer's Pub at the Park have worked together to develop a few new gargantuan food choices for the Triple-A team's home slate, which begins at 2 p.m. April 12 at Coca-Cola Field. At a media event Thursday, the Buster Burger – two half-pound Angus beef patties, red o…

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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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Dr. Joe Nowak faced a difficult choice. His brother, Buffalo architect Peter Nowak, died on an August night 18 months ago from diabetes, alone, at the Stuyvesant Apartments on Elmwood Avenue. Joe, a California dentist, traveled here with his wife, Shalan, to settle Nowak’s affairs. They found few possessions in the apartment, Shalan said, only Nowak’s “drawing board and…

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Throughout Western New York, we’ll be gathering with our families today for Thanksgiving. If you have a minute, I’m hoping you might join me in a toast. It involves one Donald Palmer, who died this week at 49, although that's probably not the name you knew him by. I never met him, never had a chance to shake his hand. Yet like countless thousands of others, I spent m…

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We thought spring was here when we brought the car through Delta Sonic. Strike one. We thought it again, reveling in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Strike two. And so we step up to the plate once more. This time, we’ll hit it out of the park. The Buffalo Bisons’ opening game in Coca-Cola Field takes place at 2:05 p.m. April 14. If this doesn’t bring on spring, nothing wi…

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Professional baseball teams across the country unveiled new concessions items on Wednesday, and the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons reinforced their focus on local food and drink. While many major league clubs debut creative or bizarre foods -- like the Mets' $154 38-ounce Tomahawk rib chop and peanut butter pretzel-coated thick-cut bacon on a stick -- the Bisons remained practic…

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Out At The Ballpark, 5 p.m. July 16 at Coca-Cola Field (One James D. Griffin Plaza) When the Buffalo Bisons take on the Columbus Clippers this week, it’s going to be a gay ol’ time. The Bisons are the first professional sports team in Western New York to raise the rainbow flag and make the local LGBT community its special guest. You’ll notice the difference — from the mu…

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With local breweries and craft beer booming, Buffalo Bisons food service operations manager Rob Free sought a way to highlight the industry's surge with a trendy product that prompted collaboration and created a buzz. Today, Consumers Beverages will start selling three-packs of canned local brews, pictured in the header, while Free's stadium concessions at Coca-Cola Field…