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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

Fox television executives aren't the only ones who have to love a Dodgers-Red Sox World Series. Admittedly you're going to need to be willing to stay up past midnight to see the end most nights, but you'll get a chance to see some massive star power when things get underway Tuesday night in Fenway Park. There haven't been too many like these in recent years. Think of…

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

Memo to the Houston Astros: If you make the World Series again and Brian Duff walks through the gates of Minute Maid Park, expect a long night. Duff, the Sabres' host on MSG telecasts, is a diehard Astros fan from his days of idolizing Nolan Ryan. He attended Game Three of the 2005 Series, the Astros' 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox in 14 innings that took 5 hours, 47…

Bisons and Baseball

The roll call of former Bisons connections managing in the big leagues has been cut by two this month with the essentially forced retirement of Terry Collins in New York and the dismissal of John Farrell in Boston. But a new name has surfaced as a potential leading candidate to join the group that now numbers five skippers. Ex-Buffalo catcher Dusty Wathan, the clubho…

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In the battle of Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famers turned managers, Torey Lovullo has sent Dave Roberts a mighty big message come October. Lovullo's Arizona Diamondbacks have become the talk of the National League. Roberts' Los Angeles Dodgers, once on the road to breaking the all-time record of 116 wins in a season, have become a sudden enigma. The Diamondbacks had a …