After buying tickets for opening day way back in March 2020, my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth, George Three and I finally got to gather at NBT Bank Stadium to cheer for the Syracuse Mets on Tuesday, May 4.
Yes, a whole season had been canceled by COVID-19.
We had our names engraved on a brick, thanks to a great gift from the kids. Our first time visiting it as a group somehow moved George to remove his shoes.
After showing our vaccination cards and passing a temperature tests, we entered an NBT Bank Stadium that had received a big facelift, thanks to the owning parent team, my favorite New York Mets.
Off we went to find the cut-outs we’d purchased to help the Syracuse Mets’ benefit drive for community COVID-19 relief.
It was not hard to track down Ellie B and Ava, one section apart behind home plate.
More to come in the next few days.