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Report: Celery Suspended For Opening Day

by Amy Moritz

So 2013 will kick off with a little controversy at Coca-Cola Field.

All right, controversy of the fun mascot type.

Today on Twitter the Bisons have been having fun gearing up for Thursday's Opening Day. This morning, the Bisons, along with popular Celery of the Wing Race, made an appearance on the local morning show "Winging It." Celery, as you know, has not won a race in three years. During the visit, Celery revealed plans to win this year, and win on Opening Day.

On Twitter, Buster T. Bison did not appreciate Celery's "me-first" mentality, especially since Buster guaranteed fans an Opening Day win. If the Herd does not win, everyone in attendance at Opening Day wil get a free ticket to a future fridaynightbash! game.

The matter was taken to Twitter where the official Bisons account (@BuffaloBisons) had this to say over two Tweets:

Update: @BisonsCeleryhas been SUSPENDED for Opening Day. Will not race! Buster: "Focus must be on #Bisons winning on Thursday." Buster: "While it was a good thought, @BisonsCelery's appearance has caused an unnecessary distraction from main goal of a #Bisons win!"

Celery responded on Twitter with this apology: 

I'm so sorry for my actions. I'm just so excited about getting my first win in 2013. Rooting for a #Bisons win will always be my #1 priority

Below is the video from Celery's appearance on "Winging It" this morning along with Matt LaSota, the club's director of entertainment and marketing services. Stay tuned all season long for updates in the Wing Race.

Celery's first visit to Winging It!

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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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