The end of summer

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Here’s a little trade secret from the world of local sports journalism: The Friday before Labor Day is the most shocking day of…

Take me out to the ballgame

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist People go to baseball games for all sorts of reasons. That was the obvious conclusion after a trip to Cleveland this week where…

Stealing first base

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist “Did you hear what they are doing in the Atlantic League now?” said the veteran baseball fan with more than a little disgust…

The Interview: Pat Malacaro

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Pat Malacaro is the Voice of Summer in Western New York. Malacaro became the lead play-by-play announcer for the Buffalo Bisons baseball team…

Thanks, Jim Bouton

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Back around the summer of 1970, America’s baseball-loving teenagers noticed there was a great deal of commotion caused by the release of a…

One at a time

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Here are the rules: I can say whatever I want, but I can only say it in one sentence – even if I…