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A busy Triple-A workout day

We have many items yet to produce for Wednesday's print editions, so here are some quick notes for Workout Day at the Triple-A All-Star Game.

---Both teams took batting practice and had official photos taken Tuesday. The only player missing was mega Kansas City prospect Wil Myers of Omaha, who played in the Futures Game Sunday and was late arriving to Buffalo due to travel issues. He is expected to play in the game here Wednesday.

---IL manager Mike Sarbaugh will start Lehigh Valley's Tyler Cloyd, and then bring Bisons ace Matt Harvey into the game. Harvey is likely to go two innings.

---Great media crowd around PCL manager Marty Brown, the former Bisons skipper, and St. Francis product Jim Negrych, the Syracuse second baseman just added to the IL roster. Brown met his wife, Kyoko, in 2006 while managing in Japan and she is making her first trip to Buffalo.

She's a little freaked out right now because everybody is coming up, is overly friendly, knows me and is like, "I haven't seen you forever,'' Brown said. "I'm hugging everybody and shaking hands and she's like "Wow, you did stay here for a while.' "

---The Bisons are almost certain to have a sellout for this one. There were fewer than 800 tickets left at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

---Hall of Famer Tom Seaver will speak at a sold-out luncheon Wednesday at noon at the Adam's Mark and throw a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. The catcher will be another Hall of Famer -- Lehigh Valley manager Ryne Sandberg. That should make for a pretty good Kodak moment for fans.

---The nightly chicken wing race will be at the end of the fifth inning. Will Celery finally win?

---The Earl of Bud, that fan favorite of the 80s and 90s, will return in the middle of the 5th.

---The three Bisons players in the game will be wearing the team's 1988 red, white and blue retro uniforms in honor of the first all-star game played here that season.

---Sabres crooner Doug Allen will sing both the Canadian and U.S. national anthem.

---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 | [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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