Looking good on the field

A great addition to the Metropolitan Room experience are the two rows of seats directly in front of the dining space. Step out and you’ll find a view of the game that any major-league fan would pay megabucks for at a big-league park. At Sunday’s game, the seats in the sun gave way to an…

A great family day at the Syracuse Mets club

My dear wife Karen had a wonderful idea for this past Sunday. She sent me an item she spotted from the Syracuse Mets’ Facebook page promoting a Mothers Day special. They were throwing a nice brunch in their Metropolitan Club, with a ticket to the 1 p.m. game against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Wonderful…

A beer tasted good at Pickle’s

Thank you, co-worker of my dear wife Karen who said Pickle’s would be a good play for a Saturday stop. A few draft beers go us ready for a big, big football Saturday ahead of us. We still had a few hours to prepare back at Karen’s home base before we set off on foot…

Ava gets collared

Chances are pretty good that if my dear wife Karen and I left the Food Truck Battle with a gift for our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B, Elisabeth and George Three picked up a little something for their cherished rescue cat Ava. I think her new collar is fabulous.

Of course they sold other stuff

The Food Truck Battle included artisans selling their products inside a state fairgrounds building. We decided on a bow for cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. Upon return home, we saw she wears it well.

They soared overhead

George noticed them first, the trio of eagles circling the Food Truck Battle at the state fairgrounds Saturday. After a moment of letting my eyes register and my heart swell, I aimed my iPhone 8 and hoped for the best. Now can you spot the three, with my closer-up image?

Food trucks feed us very well

As usual, terrific daughter Elisabeth texted with a great plan for my dear wife Karen, George Three and herself. How about a Saturday at the state fairgrounds for the Food Truck Battle? We’re in. We met in the parking lot precisely at 11 a.m. as planned, walked over the bridge to the main gate, and…

Ellie B, Ava guard the left-field bar

With people back in the behind-the-plate sections, the Syracuse Mets moved the placards under the left-field standing bar. So we went and searched for Ellie B and Ava. Our dog was easier to locate, near the foul pole. Ava, we discovered after a thorough search, had folded forward over herself. My dear wife Karen walked…

A winner from the Syracuse Mets, my terrific daughter

Have you ever grabbed a scorecard at a ballgame, leafed through it, and discovered that one of the ad pages had been signed? And know from all the previous games you’ve attended that this means you’ve won a prize when they make a between-innings announcement? Us, either. Until this last game when my terrific daughter…

We like family days

As the six of us waited patiently in line to enter the Syracuse Mets game, I decided it was fine time to take family photos. The ones with the same last name as George Three and George Two, please get together. That photo above makes me smile. The ones with the same last name as…