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…

We’ll take four at the table top for Syracuse Mets opening day

Open house day 2020 was bright, blue (and orange) as Syracuse Mets fans were welcomed to NBT Bank Stadium on Saturday for the first step in preparation for the upcoming Triple A season. Only one person stood ahead of my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth, sensational significant George Three and I at the box…

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…

We’re coming close to Opening Day

The baseball season starts Monday. I’m ready for some real New York Mets action on the flat screen. For now, though, I’ll admire the quite reasonable souvenirs I purchased on my dear wife Karen and I’s trip to Cooperstown this winter. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum store has a wall of postcards featuring…

Give us a good time, please, say Syracuse Chiefs fans

At the beginning of April in Syracuse, N.Y., the grass was not yet green. Not even at the big ballpark that the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team calls home. That did not stop 6,661 fans from welcoming the start of another Triple-A season to NBT Bank Stadium. But first, they had a pretty big party in…

So close

Almost. We’re one day from April, and the snow here in our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood is waving its last bye-bye, what with a high of 57 forecast for tomorrow. At least I hope its one final wave. You never know around here. A common comment: Remember the year we woke up to inches…