Tuesday, October 27

Buffalo

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Tired road tiles ready to open at home in 2020 digs at Sahlen Field – The Canadian News

The road has been home to the Toronto Blue Jays in this truncated 60-game regular season. That won't change now that the team is ready to finally kick off its 2020 local schedule. The Blue Jays settled in at Buffalo's Sahlen Field as their 2020 dig after the Rogers Center was scrapped and attempts to share a major league ballpark were unsuccessful. The team said goodbye to the Ontario capital three weeks ago. Now is the time to say hello to your temporary home in Queen City. "We should be able to settle in there," Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk said in a recent video call. "Obviously you want to be in a major league stadium, but we're going to settle for that and make the most of it." Typically home to the Toronto triple-A affiliate Bisons, the Blue Jays (5-8) will we...
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Blue Jays first home game in Buffalo delayed until Aug. 11 – The Canadian News

The Toronto Blue Jays will play their first “home” game in Buffalo on Aug. 11 against the Miami Marlins as infrastructure upgrades are completed at Sahlen Field. The news was first reported by Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae. Mae also reports that the club’s three-game “home” series against the Philadelphia Phillies beginning July 31st will be played on the road. The Blue Jays were denied approval to play home games at the Rogers Centre by the federal government over the frequent cross-border trips required during the season. Major League Baseball is not requiring teams to remain in a tightly controlled bubble such as the NHL and NBA. They had reportedly made a deal with Pittsburgh to play at PNC Park but the Pennsylvania Department of Health also wouldn’t allow them to play over publi...