Big night at the game for the kid

Some nights at the ballpark are so, so wonderful. Sitting with George Three’s nephew Mason game me so many smiles at the Syracuse Mets game. When they threw the T-shirts out between innings, one winged its way to the nice gentleman wearing a black T in the row ahead of us. He immediately turned and…

Happy for another Syracuse Mets game

The giveaway this week at the Syracuse Mets game was a cool green jersey. Yes, said Elisabeth, George Three, Mason, myself and my dear wife Karen. Susan, too, but she was down at the concession stands when I was snapping these photos. I like the stickers chosen for cheeks by Karen and Elisabeth. More on…

What to wear to the game?

I heard my dear wife Karen and terrific daughter Elisabeth talking among themselves as fiance George Three and I walked just ahead on the journey from the parking lot to our seats at our latest we-love-to-go to the Syracuse Mets games together outings. The attractiveness of a new woman’s hat in the window to the…

Nice view too from there and there

Wanderers that we are, my dear wife Karen, daughter Elisabeth and fiance George Three couldn’t stay on the Salt City Deck forever as we took in Saturday’s Syracuse Mets game. We strolled out of the sun seeking seats in the shade. Karen directed us into obviously empty seats at a tabletop, much in the location…

Our hands (and feet) on deck

The Central New York chapter of CSEA set up a nice union get-together at the Syracuse Mets game for Saturday. Yes, I passed the Civil Service Test and scored high enough on the list to secure my position at the library, part of the Onondaga County system. So I said yes for tickets that included…

Jake de Grom looks pretty fine in Syracuse

The moment word got out that New York Mets star pitcher Jake de Grom was likely to take a rehab start in our very own Syracuse Mets’ NBT Bank Stadium, my dear wife Karen said, yes, thank you, she would like to see that moment with her own eyes. So I drove over on my…

And the game plays on

They’re trying to move the game along in the minor league this season, with a shortened pitch clock. Still, sometimes the runs pile up, pitching changes abound, and the real clock ticks and ticks. When George Three and I were walking out with Elisabeth after the eighth inning during our last visit (George Two and…

Good job, Scootch

Syracuse Mets mascot Scootch never stops, I’ve especially noticed this season as we’ve been sitting behind the third base dugout. And the young fans dig it. Good job, inner Scootch.

Rooting for Dom Smith

One of my favorite New York Mets is down in Triple A, working on his swing with my hometown Syracuse Mets. I cheered on first baseman Dominic Smith every turn at bat during our last visit to NBT Bank Stadium. It’s been a tough two years for Dom. His batting average plummeted. His playing time…