Thanks for the great inaugural season, Syracuse Mets

Before we get too far removed, thank you, Syracuse Mets, for making the first year of the connection between my favorite squad ever and my hometown team really great. The Triple-A games in NBT Bank Stadium, just down the road from our house in Liverpool, were alive with energy. The squad was a winner. The…

That’s a big pile of good wood

George Three sent me a text from NBT Bank Stadium. It seems he had to take a trip through the back offices for one work reason or another. He spied a package of baseball bats packaged for Syracuse Mets shortstop Danny Espinosa and knew I’d like to get the insider’s view. May there be many…

The big noise was coming from the bats and then the storm

A good way to start our Memorial Day Weekend, we figured, was a trip with Elisabeth and George Three for some good, old-fashioned baseball. And so my dear wife Karen and I piled into George’s car, Elisabeth at the wheel, for Saturday night’s Triple-A game between our Syracuse Mets and the Yankees’ top minor-league squad…

All’s good with baseball back

I was thrilled with the seats we landed by going to the Syracuse Mets open house and standing on the short line the first day tickets went on sale. The third-base line location five rows up Thursday afternoon allowed me to use my iPhone 8 to catch perfect baseball symmetry for the home squad at…

Opening Day brings everything but a Syracuse Mets win

Our family excursion to see the first-ever Syracuse Mets game brought a traffic jam. By the time we wound through the streets and into the satellite lot, it was perilously close to the Thursday afternoon start time of 2 o’clock. Yet still there were deep lines for the gate security check. We still made it…

When last we looked in on the Syracuse Mets …

The Syracuse Mets open house at NBT Bank Stadium was one month, two days ago. Today is opening day. Our Triple A squad is scheduled to play the Pawtucket Red Sox. Yet this is what our backyard looked like on Monday a mere few miles from the stadium. Good luck, grounds crew. I will be…

Take us out to the Syracuse Mets ball game

Before we went into NBT Bank Stadium for Saturday’s Syracuse Mets open house, we stood with a tight know of other fans waiting for the ticket windows to open to start individual game ticket sales for the 2019 season. Most of the fans wore blue-and-orange Mets gear to celebrate this first season of togetherness between…