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Around the horn: Only SRO left for Pettitte

CLEVELAND -- I'm at the Indians-Rangers games pulling in a few assignments. A quick look around:

---Andy Pettitte is a big draw in Rochester. All grandstand seats for Sunday's rehab assignment in Frontier Field sold out today in four hours. There are nothing but standing room and a few dozen $40 all-you-can-eat spots left and you have to get them at the ballpark or by calling 585-423-WING.

---See tomorrow's paper for some of my thoughts on Mariano Rivera, including words from Sandy Alomar and Johnny Damon. If you missed it earlier tonight, Rivera tweeted he will pitch in 2013 and told Yankees beat reporters to "write it down in big letters."

---The Indians drew 16,147 on a warm Friday night tonight for the Rangers, the two-time defending AL champs. Folks here say it's easily the most bodies in seats they've seen since the annual Opening Day sellout. It's still odd for me to see. Covered every playoff game ever held in Progressive Field and numerous regular season games from the glory days of sellouts from 1994-2001. Can't get used to all these empties.

---The Bisons finish their homestand tonight and then won't be back home until May 15. And that will open the longest homestand in their history, a 16-gamer over 17 days (four of the games will be spent playing Scranton and batting as the visiting team).

---If you're looking for something to do Sunday and aren't going to Rochester, consider the three-hour drive here on I-90. Japanese sensation Yu Darvish is pitching for the Rangers.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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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 | mharrington@buffnews.com


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 | amoritz@buffnews.com

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