And here’s the pitch

A full game of Syracuse Mets vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barre Rail Riders Triple A baseball from these seats on opening day May 4, 2021 was fairly fabulous. And my hometown Mets won, 5-2. May this season brings plenty of great games for us four.

The best seats for the Syracuse Mets ever

What the heck, I figured at the Syracuse Mets box office 14 months ago. Let’s spring for the new feature. Table top seating. Behind home plate. Sure, they go for $25 a pop buying ahead of time (more if you happen to get them on the day of game), but this could be a one-time…

Cheers for Opening Day with the Syracuse Mets

After buying tickets for opening day way back in March 2020, my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth, George Three and I finally got to gather at NBT Bank Stadium to cheer for the Syracuse Mets on Tuesday, May 4. Yes, a whole season had been canceled by COVID-19. We had our names engraved on…

Our fandom stands forever

While waiting to secure tickets for May 4th opening day, I strolled over to the brick sections outside of NBT Bank Stadium. Elisabeth’s fantastic gift has been added to the lovely fan section. Thank you, dear daughter! We will visit our brick and smile every game we attend, I am sure.

It pays to be an early bird

Ticket Trade-in Day for the Syracuse Mets started at 10 a.m. one day last week. I received permission from my boss at the library to report in late. I had the four tabletop seats from last season’s canceled opening day still sitting in my dresser. George Three had a coupon book of unused vouchers for…

The view from up high may have suited Syracuse Mets hopes

I took these photographs in March, before the virus crisis caused us all to stay home. Looking at it now, I sure will miss not having our Syracuse Mets Triple A International League season this summer. Now these thoughts will have to apply to 2021. I hope. I figured I’d share this now that the…

Let’s try to enjoy our Not-Opening-Day

This new way has brought a terrible phrase to the forefront of our lives. We Would Have Been. You know what I’m talking about, folks. We wake up. We go about the things we can do around the house, the routines of our now restricted lives. And we think about what would have been on…

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…