Take me out to the ball game…well maybe not this year. With Covid-19 halting most sporting events, it’s safe to say there will be no peanuts and cracker jacks until next season. Baseball is America’s sport and it wouldn’t be summer without ballpark food and some good old fashion hardball, but this year things have changed. Being from Buffalo, we enjoy heading down to Sahlen Field to watch our AAA Buffalo Bisons play all summer long. What will you miss the most about a baseball-less summer?
The Buffalo Bisons are a AAA baseball team who is the Toronto Blue Jays farm team. Year after year, both Buffaloians and Canadians fill the ballpark to watch their Bisons suit up and play. Every so often, one of the players will get pulled up and play in a series or 2 with the Blue Jays, while other times, some Blue Jays players may drop down and play with us in Buffalo. This affiliation is a big draw to some major games, while others are just headed to Sahlen Field for an evening of entertainment.
The Bisons fill their season with “themed games” such as Star Wars Night, Zombie Night, and the famous BPO Independence Day game. These themed nights, mixed with Friday Night Bash and fireworks draw many families and friends to the park for a night out. There are interactive promotional games that the fans can be chosen to participate in as well as various food choices and wonderful displays of athleticism. With over 80 home games in a season, there is always a chance to catch a game in the summertime.
A summer without baseball is a real shame for sports fans everywhere. Whether you are drawn in for the entertainment, the players, the food or the themed events, baseball will be missed this summer. The Buffalo Bisons plan to go back to business as usual in the summer of 2021 and we will all can’t wait til then!