And here’s the pitch

A full game of Syracuse Mets vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barre Rail Riders Triple A baseball from these seats on opening day May 4, 2021 was fairly fabulous. And my hometown Mets won, 5-2. May this season brings plenty of great games for us four.

The best seats for the Syracuse Mets ever

What the heck, I figured at the Syracuse Mets box office 14 months ago. Let’s spring for the new feature. Table top seating. Behind home plate. Sure, they go for $25 a pop buying ahead of time (more if you happen to get them on the day of game), but this could be a one-time…

Cheers for Opening Day with the Syracuse Mets

After buying tickets for opening day way back in March 2020, my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth, George Three and I finally got to gather at NBT Bank Stadium to cheer for the Syracuse Mets on Tuesday, May 4. Yes, a whole season had been canceled by COVID-19. We had our names engraved on…

You can stock up anew with the Syracuse Mets

New season, new gear. You know the Syracuse Mets store was open and waiting for fans at Saturday’s open house at NBT Bank Stadium. There were plenty of shirts in styles I did not see in last year’s first connection between our hometown squad and my favorite major league team. Plenty. There was another side…

Don’t steal the signs at NBT Bank Stadium

Do this, don’t do that. Can’t you read the signs? The inner sanctum of NBT Bank Stadium is full of guidance and rules for the Syracuse Mets. A player is constantly reminded of how to be the best. You didn’t think I was talking about the Astros and Red Sox, did you? Tomorrow: What’s in…

The Syracuse Mets’ home away from home

Triple-A baseball rosters are always in flux. Young prospects move up through the organization. The parent club signs veterans for insurance when the inevitable injuries come during the regular season, and some must spend time one level below the big show. Injured regulars get sent down for their rehabilitation stints. Such was the case with…

Getting a feel for field level for the Syracuse Mets

Our open house tour of NBT Bank Saturday included a player’s eye view. My dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and her sensational significant George Three had a purposeful stride as they headed toward the green grass. The sky was blue. The grass was green. OK, the temperature was 34 F, dagnabbit. There was still…

A nod to Syracuse’s baseball past

Cheer, cheer, cheer for the Chiefs. And Stars. Syracuse has a solid baseball history, we were reminded on Saturday’s open house tour through the guts of NBT Bank Stadium. Fortunately, much memorabilia is carefully displayed in Syracuse Mets team office space on ground level. It goes way back. Our guide told us the plan calls…

We’re looking forward to more fun with our Syracuse Mets

When last we left our Syracuse Mets, they told us we’d like NBT Bank Stadium more come the 2020 baseball season. We got a peek at Saturday’s open house. They’re working on it, yes. It will look different come opening day, Friday, April 17. The fences will be up out there, and closer to home…

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…