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…

Sticking with your team

My terrific daughter Elisabeth immediately knew what she had to get me for my new car. It looks good, I think. My allegiance to my squad, right on and ride on.

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…