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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

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…