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Bisons set to play Pawsox at Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox have officially announced what I reported in late January -- the Bisons will be meeting the Pawtucket Red Sox in Fenway Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 as part of the parent club's seventh annual "Futures at Fenway" double-header.

The afternoon begins at 1 p.m. with Boston's Class A Lowell affiliate meeting Hudson Valley (Tampa Bay) in a New York-Penn League affair. The Bisons and Pawsox follow, starting roughly in the 4 p.m. range. Buffalo and Pawtucket will then continue their series the next day as usual in Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium.

Tickets start at just $5 and only go up to $30 for the twinbill. They go on sale March 17 at 10 a.m. It's a big year at Fenway, as the park is celebrating its 100th anniversary. New Bisons manager Wally Backman, who played there for the Mets in the 1986 World Series, managed Double-A Binghamton in the Futures twinbill last year against Portland in an Eastern League game.

The Bisons last played a game in a major-league stadium in 1995, when they lost to Louisville in a game played at old Busch Stadium in St. Louis, then the Redbirds' parent club.

---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.

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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.

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