Light up the field

When the grounds crew was working on the NBT Bank Stadium field between innings of the Syracuse Mets game, their orange shoes and belts may have stood out a bit. My dear wife Karen and I left before the post-game fireworks display, but terrific daughter Elisabeth texted this photo as they got ready. Who knew…

Ellie B, Ava guard the left-field bar

With people back in the behind-the-plate sections, the Syracuse Mets moved the placards under the left-field standing bar. So we went and searched for Ellie B and Ava. Our dog was easier to locate, near the foul pole. Ava, we discovered after a thorough search, had folded forward over herself. My dear wife Karen walked…

A winner from the Syracuse Mets, my terrific daughter

Have you ever grabbed a scorecard at a ballgame, leafed through it, and discovered that one of the ad pages had been signed? And know from all the previous games you’ve attended that this means you’ve won a prize when they make a between-innings announcement? Us, either. Until this last game when my terrific daughter…

We like family days

As the six of us waited patiently in line to enter the Syracuse Mets game, I decided it was fine time to take family photos. The ones with the same last name as George Three and George Two, please get together. That photo above makes me smile. The ones with the same last name as…

Give me the night (game)

Our behind-the-plate seats seemed even cooler once night fell over NBT Bank Stadium. Things looked crisp, did they not? By the way, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prevailed over Syracuse 9-8 in 10 innings. Whoa! We stayed for three hours worth of baseball. That means we left after seven, I admit, when the Mets were trailing by 8-2. I…

Great angles for baseball

KP and I had to stretch our legs for a bit during the Syracuse Mets-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game Thursday night at NBT Bank Stadium. The sun setting over the left field wall sure was pretty as we wound our way toward right field. And the outfielders sure looked alert as we bellied up to the rail…

It’s Mets vs. Yankees for KP and I, kind of

When KP texted to see if I was interested in taking in the Syracuse Mets game against the Yankees’ Triple-A squad, I was all in. We’ve for four decades delighted in our devotion for the New York Mets and New York Yankees, respectively. We honor each other’s fandom. With a bit of trash talk every…

About that upper deck

My good friend Steven T read my posts about our first visit to NBT Bank Stadium this season and commented that he was less than thrilled about what the Syracuse Mets organization had done to the upper deck. My dear wife Karen and I went upstairs during our second game. The view wasn’t bad. But…

Now that’s a cool club

Over to the right field side of NBT Bank Stadium, the doors are open for the brand new Metropolitan Club. It’s a restaurant and bar with seats that look out over the field. Eye-catching are the names of greats who played for Syracuse baseball teams past over the many decades, when they were called the…

It’s an interesting sight, no bull

You can walk all the way around to left field in the Syracuse Mets’ NBT Bank Stadium to spy interesting views. Even more compelling to me than the bar that sits past the outfield fence was the bullpen, with pitchers waiting to warm up if needed. I found one player that couldn’t sit still with…