Give me the green grass of spring training baseball

I set the DVR to take in my New York Mets’ opening spring training game this past weekend. When my dear wife Karen and I returned from Martinfest, we got to playing the contest on the living room flat screen. We saw a pitcher we did not know starting the game against the Atlanta Braves.…

Baseball, please

As we turn the calendar to February, I say: Baseball, please. Spring training will be starting soon. And, yes, that is a new Syracuse Mets hat on top of my head.

Syracuse Mets, I’m ready for the games

My dear wife Karen asked what I’d like for Christmas. I like the new Syracuse Mets hats, I said. Why wait, she figured. I did have a birthday this month, after all. Now when the season starts come April, I’ll be ready to take my seat in the stadium.

Let’s Go Syracuse Mets

I must admit this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a professional baseball team holding a garage sale. So I agree to meet my terrific daughter Elisabeth and her sensational significant George Three at NBT Bank Stadium to see what the former Syracuse Chiefs had on the market as they make the change…

Thank you, Captain David Wright

While baseball fans concentrate on the excitement of the playoffs, I must tip my hat in tribute to my captain. Thank you, David Wright. My New York Mets set up one heck of a special nights for their third baseman on the next-to-last game of the regular season. For those of you keeping score at…

Cheering the Chiefs with the kids

When Elisabeth asks if I want to go see the Syracuse Chiefs, it’s easy to decide. No plans. Yes, my terrific daughter, I will join you and George Three the night before Father’s Day at the old ballyard. I noticed in the parking lot that George had cool decorations for his new desk at work…

My first Chiefs game of the year was a hit

Syracuse Chiefs baseball with KP and Bake sure was a nice way to break in a new season. My idea for the three of us to park our cars near the road by the Carousel entrance to Destiny USA turned out to be a good one. Syracuse’s mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex is just…

My Mets and the Yankees put on a great show

There’s something about seeing the Mets and the Yankees get together. Even when the Mets are struggling badly, losers of eight straight, and the Yankees could be the best team in baseball. On Sunday night in the Mets’ house, there were still more Mets fans in the joint than Yankees fans. I’d call the Citi…

And so we start anew, Let’s Go Mets

The 2018 baseball season starts today. My New York Mets open at home in CitiField against the St. Louis Cardinals. That familiar feeling of hope washes over me again. Can this be our year? From my dear wife Karen and I’s visit to Cooperstown, I bring you a doggone good memory above … And then…

We’re coming close to Opening Day

The baseball season starts Monday. I’m ready for some real New York Mets action on the flat screen. For now, though, I’ll admire the quite reasonable souvenirs I purchased on my dear wife Karen and I’s trip to Cooperstown this winter. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum store has a wall of postcards featuring…