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It's my fault if we're all tired

CLEVELAND -- So did you make it to 1:37 a.m. Sunday morning, the time of the final out in the Indians' Game Two victory over Boston? Blame me for your lack of sleep.

I now have an inglorious addition to my resume -- I've covered the latest-ending game in the history of each round of the playoffs.

I was there for the 2:08 a.m. finish of Game One of the 1995 division series in Cleveland, when Tony Pena's home run in the 13th inning produced a 5-4 win over the Red Sox in the Tribe's first postseason game since the 1954 World Series.

I was there Saturday/Sunday for the latest-running ALCS game.

And I was in Minute Maid Park with cohort Bob DiCesare for the 7-5, 14-inning White Sox victory over the Astros in Game Three of the 2005 World Series. That one ended at 2:20 a.m. Eastern. Around 5 a.m. Eastern, after we finished our stories for the next afternoon's paper (remember that?), we got to our rental car and it was cornered in the parking lot by police tape to keep people from parking for free in there for the game later that night.

What to do? I got behind the wheel, DiCesare hoisted the tape and I drove out. They don't teach you that in journalism school.

---Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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