Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 23, 2021
The Muckdogs Collegiate team will be joined by another new team to the league, the Niagara Power. The reason for the move is that the facilities in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League are better than the New York Collegiate Baseball league and they want to play with the Muckdogs. The Muckdogs give the PGCBL five former NY-Penn League teams, along with Newark, Geneva, Elmira and Jamestown.
Covid Update From Friday afternoon: Genesee county has 76 new cases and 37 people have recovered. 5 of the new cases are at Leroy Village Green, 2 are at the Veterans Home and 2 are at the VA Medical Center. Orleans County has 24 new cases and 26 people have recovered. 1 of the new cases is at the Orchard Rehab and Nursing center. There are 241 Active cases in Genesee county and 167 in Orleans. A COVID positive person was at Batavia Downs in the Main Gaming Area on January 17th from about 2 to 5 pm. If you were at the Downs during this time please monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days.
The Buffalo Sabres fell to the Washington Capitals 4 to 3 Friday night in a shootout. The game was tied with goals by Eric Staal, Dylan Cozens and Riley Sheahan for the Sabres and Ullmark making 29 saves against the Capitals. Each of the scoring Sabres players made their first goal as a Sabre. The team now has 1 win and 3 losses and 1 overtime loss and will play the Capitals again on Sunday.
Did you laugh at all the Bernie Sanders in Mittens memes going around since the Inauguration? A western NY woman is seeing a bump in business because of the viral joke. Barbara Carr who owns BCycles, a business that takes recycled clothing and turns them into mittens which look very much like the ones Bernie wore to the capital on Tuesday. She says that after the inauguration she has received a huge jump in orders as more people want her warm mittens.
Buffalo City Mayor Byron Brown and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas have placed a bet on the AFC Championship Game. Whichever team losses their city must send food to the other cities frontline workers. Mayor Brown is wagering ‘Mango Bam Bam Wings’ from Manna Northland on Northland Avenue and ‘Smitty Wings’ and ‘Beef on Weck Wings’ from Doc Sullivan’s on Abbott Road. Mayor Lucas is wagering Kansas City Monarch memorabilia from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; Made in KC snacks and Chiefs gear, 100 heart KC masks, and 100 neck gaiters from Charlie Hustle, Food from Gate’s BBQ and wings from Taps on Main.