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Buffalo Bisons season opener

It’s opening day for full-season Minor League Baseball leagues, with fans flocking to ballparks across the country to see their favorite teams in action.

Well, most ballparks, anyway. Bad weather caused some games in the East to be cancelled — Richmond, Norfolk, West Virginia, Memphis, Gwinnett — and fans certainly bundled up in other cities.

One of the more notable openers: the Buffalo Bisons (Class AAA; International League) drew 15,852 to Coca-Cola Field — the largest Opening Day crowd in Buffalo since 2004, as you can see from the photo above posted by the Bisons via Twitter. It was the first game for the Bisons as a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate, and the Bisons worked the offseason hard, with the introduction of new logos and team colors. The fans went home happy: the Bisons defeated rival Rochester Red Wings, 12-7.


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