Plenty of fans want a Syracuse Mets baseball bargain

A lot of Syracuse Mets fans thought they might find cool bargains at NBT Bank Stadium during Saturday’s Syracuse Mets off-season garage sale. You could spot my dear wife Karen and terrific daughter Elisabeth among them here. Peruse we did. Good news! My dear wife will be sporting a beautiful Salt City Mets T-shirt to…

One look toward the field and I’m ready

Reaching the top of the stairs Saturday at NBT Bank Stadium for the Syracuse Mets’ off-season garage sale, the field called my name. I know, no Triple-A baseball in my hometown until April 2022. I can still call this a field of dreams.

Syracuse Mets play in one heck of a garage

My dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and George Three are regular attendees to the Syracuse Mets garage sale. We arrived ready to ender the beautiful garage called NBT Bank Stadium at 9 a.m. Saturday morning to see what General Manager Jason Smorol and his staff would put out this time around. The look will…

When you bring your pets to work

The email from the Syracuse Mets said this season’s cut-outs were ready for pick-up at their NBT Bank Stadium offices. I took the short trip after a library shift on Monday and picked up the replica of our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B and Elisabeth and George Three’s rescue cat Ava. Instead of riding in…

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…