by Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

The Buffalo Bisons announced that for a June series with Rochester, the team will play as the “Buffalo Wings” while the Red Wings will become the “Rochester Plates.”  Honoring the two cities signature foods has created a buzz and a boost in souvenir sales.  But as sports humorist Jeff Wozer has found out, there will be other changes for the series at Coca-Cola Field.

• First 500 fans receive a quart of generic blue cheese dressing.

• Players will wear jerseys made from recycled Bev Naps.

• Official team name: Duffalo Wings.

• In the event of a rain delay the infield will be covered with aluminum foil.

• Chick-fil-A’s eat-more-chicken cow will throw out the first pitch.

• Seventh inning stretch replaced with seventh inning floss.

• Celebrity chef Rachael Ray will serve as the team’s third base coach.

• Before the game, in centerfield, Wing King Drew Cerza will box Charlie the Butcher.

• Fans will be asked to choose a food name for the Buffalo Bills to use in the upcoming season, picking between the Condiment Filled Paula’s Donuts or the Beer Battered Sponge Candies.

• Game will be aired live on Yelp.com.

Jeff is always on top of all developments when it comes to the Bisons and food.  Here’s what he found out about how Celery is struggling with retirement. 

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s Active.com, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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