I see your Syracuse Mets style, Scooch

Part of the Syracuse Mets’ open house at NBT Bank Stadium was a call to audition to go inside the costume of team mascot Scooch. I felt like the Scooch working the crowd this day was experienced and pretty darn great at the job. For the state-of-the-squad address in the Hank Sauer Room, Scooch even…

Good eating for the ballclub

Somehow when I thought about what kind of food they put out for the Syracuse Mets players, some sort of spread of lunch meats always crossed my mind. Nope. Not hot dogs, either. These Triple-A players eat better than that, my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and her sensational significant George Three found out…

You can stock up anew with the Syracuse Mets

New season, new gear. You know the Syracuse Mets store was open and waiting for fans at Saturday’s open house at NBT Bank Stadium. There were plenty of shirts in styles I did not see in last year’s first connection between our hometown squad and my favorite major league team. Plenty. There was another side…

Don’t steal the signs at NBT Bank Stadium

Do this, don’t do that. Can’t you read the signs? The inner sanctum of NBT Bank Stadium is full of guidance and rules for the Syracuse Mets. A player is constantly reminded of how to be the best. You didn’t think I was talking about the Astros and Red Sox, did you? Tomorrow: What’s in…

The Syracuse Mets’ home away from home

Triple-A baseball rosters are always in flux. Young prospects move up through the organization. The parent club signs veterans for insurance when the inevitable injuries come during the regular season, and some must spend time one level below the big show. Injured regulars get sent down for their rehabilitation stints. Such was the case with…

Getting a feel for field level for the Syracuse Mets

Our open house tour of NBT Bank Saturday included a player’s eye view. My dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and her sensational significant George Three had a purposeful stride as they headed toward the green grass. The sky was blue. The grass was green. OK, the temperature was 34 F, dagnabbit. There was still…

A nod to Syracuse’s baseball past

Cheer, cheer, cheer for the Chiefs. And Stars. Syracuse has a solid baseball history, we were reminded on Saturday’s open house tour through the guts of NBT Bank Stadium. Fortunately, much memorabilia is carefully displayed in Syracuse Mets team office space on ground level. It goes way back. Our guide told us the plan calls…