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Ballpark Review: Pilot Field-Buffalo, NY

Next week I’ll be returning to the place where my Minor League pilgrimage began…Buffalo, New York. Almost 19 years ago back in 1993, I took in my first Minor League baseball game watching the Buffalo Bisons. It was during one of the best experiences of my life. I was just a student, but as part of the U.S. Customs Explorers, we were working security at the World University Games that took place in Buffalo. It was great being part of all of the events, and meeting so many people from all over the world. On our free time, we took in a couple of Bisons games, and even a few international games that were part of the WUG. With our badges, we were able to get into any of the events for free, so that gave us a chance to see quite a bit. I really liked Pilot Field (now Coca-Cola Field), and thought the site lines with the city were great.  I look forward to returning and seeing all that’s changed. Luckily, I came across these pictures by mistake while in my garage last week. When moving so much, you lose track of so much stuff, and it was pure chance that I found these. Enjoy this blast back to 1993, and in the coming weeks I’ll have pics of how the ballpark looks now!

The Blues Brothers were on hand to entertain the crowd!

Photos property of Minoring In Baseball

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6 responses

  1. Wow! Look at that! I can almost hear Smells Like Teen Spirit blasting on the Sony Walkman! Have fun, Mike!
    –Jeff

    1. You bet, Jeff. It sure beats Ace of Base on the boom box!

  2. So you might be running into the boys of nybisons, right?
    -Mateo
    http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

    1. Mateo-I hope to meet those guys. They do a great job with their blog, and can show me the ins and outs of the ballpark there in Buffalo.

  3. I will be at the game you’re going to! You can find me out in right field when the gates open, or in foul territory looking for baseballs…If I don’t see you during BP, I’ll go to your seat and say hi… Where do you think you will be during BP? Austin isn’t going because he will be in Toronto to see the Mets play the BlueJays, and I’m not sure about Danny. Wow, the stadium looks a lot more crowded then it is now….
    -Quinn from nybisons
    http://www.nybisons.mlblogs.com
    P.S. Im not even sure if I’m writing for nybisons anymore. Austin got mad at me and changed the password for our blog and deleted the Twitter… So, I really dot know if I’m even writing for nybisons anymore. See you at the game!

    1. Quinn-we will probably be walking around checking things out and probably getting something to eat. I’ll be wearing a green Jersey with the #30 on the back or my Whitecaps jacket. See you there.

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