The big noise was coming from the bats and then the storm

A good way to start our Memorial Day Weekend, we figured, was a trip with Elisabeth and George Three for some good, old-fashioned baseball. And so my dear wife Karen and I piled into George’s car, Elisabeth at the wheel, for Saturday night’s Triple-A game between our Syracuse Mets and the Yankees’ top minor-league squad…

All’s good with baseball back

I was thrilled with the seats we landed by going to the Syracuse Mets open house and standing on the short line the first day tickets went on sale. The third-base line location five rows up Thursday afternoon allowed me to use my iPhone 8 to catch perfect baseball symmetry for the home squad at…

Opening Day brings everything but a Syracuse Mets win

Our family excursion to see the first-ever Syracuse Mets game brought a traffic jam. By the time we wound through the streets and into the satellite lot, it was perilously close to the Thursday afternoon start time of 2 o’clock. Yet still there were deep lines for the gate security check. We still made it…

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…

Baseball, please

As we turn the calendar to February, I say: Baseball, please. Spring training will be starting soon. And, yes, that is a new Syracuse Mets hat on top of my head.

Syracuse Mets, I’m ready for the games

My dear wife Karen asked what I’d like for Christmas. I like the new Syracuse Mets hats, I said. Why wait, she figured. I did have a birthday this month, after all. Now when the season starts come April, I’ll be ready to take my seat in the stadium.