There was Tom Seaver and the rest of the Mets

Oh, I liked the Mets before Tom Seaver arrived on the mound in 1967. It’s just that as a young boy growing up on Long Island, I didn’t know better than to endure all that losing from my very first favorite team. And then this pitcher came to Shea Stadium from Southern California and showed…

I can always support my team

My dear wife Karen spotted me admiring my New York Mets in the batters box, on the base paths, in the field, toward their spikes. Some of them were wearing cool socks. Now I have a pair. Let’s Go Mets indeed, even in January. Even after this week’s managerial change as part of the sign-stealing…

I’m ready for my next Mets moments

My dear wife Karen and terrific daughter Elisabeth hit the mark with their birthday gifts. Karen remembered how much I loved visiting memorable Mets exhibits when we visited the Hall of Fame a while back. Mike Piazza, enshrined in Cooperstown. Tom Seaver, in the Hall before him. Now part of my gear. I will be…

Everybody makes nicey-nice as the Mets visit the Carrier Dome

The New York Mets players and their Central New York fans got along well Tuesday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. A crowd I thought to be somewhat comparable to a Syracuse University spring football game watched the players get ready for Thursday’s season-opener in D.C. against the Washington Nationals with plenty of enthusiasm. (On the…

Give me the green grass of spring training baseball

I set the DVR to take in my New York Mets’ opening spring training game this past weekend. When my dear wife Karen and I returned from Martinfest, we got to playing the contest on the living room flat screen. We saw a pitcher we did not know starting the game against the Atlanta Braves.…

Another great gift from my dear wife

My dear wife Karen told me I’d have to wait a bit for my final anniversary gift this year. She’d ordered special, you see, to mark our tin-and-aluminum milestone. Perfect. The sign that arrived by post marks the exact distance from A Bitty Better in our Liverpool neighborhood in Galeville to our New York Mets’…

Let’s Go Syracuse Mets

I must admit this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a professional baseball team holding a garage sale. So I agree to meet my terrific daughter Elisabeth and her sensational significant George Three at NBT Bank Stadium to see what the former Syracuse Chiefs had on the market as they make the change…

Thank you, Captain David Wright

While baseball fans concentrate on the excitement of the playoffs, I must tip my hat in tribute to my captain. Thank you, David Wright. My New York Mets set up one heck of a special nights for their third baseman on the next-to-last game of the regular season. For those of you keeping score at…