Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the vaccine-segregated crowd.
Buy me some peanuts with your debit card,
I didn’t think buying tickets would be so hard,
Let me root, root, root for the
Bisons Blue Jays,
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
For its one, two,
Three dingers out of the park
At the old ball game.
Ahh! Major League Baseball in downtown Buffalo!
I became a baseball fan long ago. My dad and I took in Bisons’ games at Offermann Stadium, War Memorial Stadium, Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls, back to War Memorial Stadium, and then Pilot Field – which later morphed into the Downtown Ballpark, North Americare Park, Dunn Tire Park, Coca-Cola Field and Sahlen Field. Our choice of seats changed based on the park, but the atmosphere was pretty much the same over the years.
Along the way players who were never stars, older stars, and stars-to-be have appeared on the rosters of the Bisons and their opponents. Minor league baseball is like that. For every Johnny Bench and Vlad Guerrero, Jr. who has passed through Buffalo on the way to a great major league career there have been a whole lot more journeyman players like Bobby Morgan and Marv Thorneberry. As long as the games are at a reasonably competitive level, watching a minor league game is still entertaining.