Everybody makes nicey-nice as the Mets visit the Carrier Dome

The New York Mets players and their Central New York fans got along well Tuesday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. A crowd I thought to be somewhat comparable to a Syracuse University spring football game watched the players get ready for Thursday’s season-opener in D.C. against the Washington Nationals with plenty of enthusiasm. (On the…

Can the Orange get another crowd that looks kind of big?

When the college football folks announced that the Syracuse football team’s home game against North Carolina State would be a 7 p.m. start two Saturdays ago, my thought was, at last. Finally, we were away from that noon kickoff. Maybe now more fannies would find the Carrier Dome seats. When my dear wife Karen and…

Night games look different

The march up the Syracuse University hill took a different aura for the 7 p.m. start for the Orange’s game against North Carolina State two weeks ago. The lighting looked cool going up. And the fans looked ambitious on the way to it all.

Here’s to Joe Morris and the 4-0 Orange

The Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome started with a nice tribute to a Syracuse running back from the past. Joe Morris was back for a special moment. The running back who made the Orange go four decades ago had his family and friends and former teammates gathered at midfield for a big ceremony. His…