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Coronavirus be damned: At Long Last, Buffalo Is Big League

It took 135 years, but Buffalo, N.Y. is finally back in the major leagues. Bo Bichette greets a teammate while wearing the Buffalo Bisons' "Blue Jays Weekend" jersey at Sahlen Park in July 2019. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News) Justin Trudeau , Tom Wolf , Mark Shapiro , Mike Buczkowski , and a host of other important people somehow revived a dream that died in 1991 . Okay, okay, we’ll reel it in a bit now. It’s not permanent. The Blue Jays will go back to Canada just as soon as their government allows. But for 28 glorious summer days and nights , Buffalo will be one of the most important places in the sports world. For the countless people in this town who have bled Bisons baseball since their first time at Offerman War Memorial Pilot Dunn Tire Coca-Cola Sahlen Field, this is a big, big deal. I wasn’t born in the stadium’s heyday, in the midst of the city’s push for a National League expansion team, but the reminders of those glory days are still v