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…

Savoring the green, green grass of spring … training

It’s bracingly, frighteningly, stubbornly cold still in Syracuse, with snow on the ground. March can be a bear. And so when my TV guide tells me that my New York Mets are being beamed from a spring training game in Florida, I will land there for a moment. The Mets are playing a Saturday contest…

Meet the Mets? Just go to the Hall of Fame

Of course I know the lyrics to the song Meet the Mets. It’s been playing in my brain since the early 1960s when Jane Jarvis would play it on the Shea Stadium organ and the crowd would be coaxed to sing along “bring your kiddies, bring your wife, guaranteed to have the time of your…