Before we went into NBT Bank Stadium for Saturday’s Syracuse Mets open house, we stood with a tight know of other fans waiting for the ticket windows to open to start individual game ticket sales for the 2019 season.
Most of the fans wore blue-and-orange Mets gear to celebrate this first season of togetherness between the downstate parent club and Central New York Triple-A squad.
Four windows opened right at 9. I was second in line to score our four tickets for the April 4 afternoon contest against the Pawtucket Red Sox.
I will attend with my terrific daughter Elisabeth, her sensational significant George Three and my dear wife Karen (who had to miss the open house and thrill of this moment of purchase, unfortunately).
George and I trundled down unshoveled steps to our seat locations on the third bases side, five rows up.
Come on, big melt.