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…

Happy with our new Syracuse Mets jerseys

When my fantastic daughter Elisabeth and I were leafing through the Syracuse Mets program a few games ago, we knew we wanted to return for the Pride jersey giveaway night. One, we loved the look. We made sure we’d get our share of the 500 when fiance George Three stepped up volunteered to get specially…

Pregame festivities

The last time we went out to the Syracuse Mets ballgame, my wonderful daughter Elisabeth asked later why I had not taken a photo of our parking lot fun. Note taken. Thank you Sue and George Two for the fantastic pre-game spread! Nice portable table, too, that George Three was able to pop together in…

Look for Mrs. Met, Mr. Met

Every time I venture to see the Syracuse Mets play at NBT Bank Stadium, it seems that I spy something added to the collection of Did You See That? This time around, it was the bold murals of Mrs. Met and Mr. Met on the doors of the women’s and men’s rooms that helped all…

Looking good on the field

A great addition to the Metropolitan Room experience are the two rows of seats directly in front of the dining space. Step out and you’ll find a view of the game that any major-league fan would pay megabucks for at a big-league park. At Sunday’s game, the seats in the sun gave way to an…

A great family day at the Syracuse Mets club

My dear wife Karen had a wonderful idea for this past Sunday. She sent me an item she spotted from the Syracuse Mets’ Facebook page promoting a Mothers Day special. They were throwing a nice brunch in their Metropolitan Club, with a ticket to the 1 p.m. game against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Wonderful…

Crack that bat

I see promise up and down the order of my hometown Syracuse Mets. Yes, even though they were shut out 5-0 in my game of this season. I know, it’s early.