Before we get too far removed, thank you, Syracuse Mets, for making the first year of the connection between my favorite squad ever and my hometown team really great.
The Triple-A games in NBT Bank Stadium, just down the road from our house in Liverpool, were alive with energy.
The squad was a winner.
The parent New York Mets did not hesitate using the Syracuse Shuttle to call up players when needed, and they were ready to contribute. They also regularly sent the injured to work out the end of their rehab stints as members of the Syracuse Chiefs. I caught Brandon Nimmo at the plate above during one of the final regular-season games.
Money will pour into the stadium for off-season improvements, including more comfortable seating. Bravo.
May the partnership continue to be fruitful.