We are a little over a week away from the Syracuse Mets’ first game of the 2019 season. This is the team’s inaugural season.
Some fans will receive a hat on opening day. The team will also be doing an inaugural season t-shirt giveaway, Michael Tricarico, the assistant director of broadcasting and media relations for the Syracuse Mets, said.
Tricarico said this past off season was a lot busier than previous ones. Part of this is due to an increase in merchandise orders.
“Some of the people in the front office asked me to come in and help out just because we have gotten so many more merchandise orders than we have in past years,” Tricarico said. “Right around Christmas time was about the busiest I’ve ever seen online orders for our team store.”
There is also a lot of excitement from Mets’ fans, Tricarico said. He said he also talked to some Mets’ fans who said they have been waiting for a minor league team to be in Syracuse.
“The excitement is certainly through the roof here in Syracuse,” Tricarico said.
Since the Syracuse Mets will be in the same state as their major league affiliate, Tricarico said it allows fans to be able to drive around four hours to see some of the future players.
“One of the great things that has happened with this partnership between the Syracuse team and the Mets has been the New York Mets’ commitment to Onondaga County, to Central New York, and just to the overall state,” Tricarico said.
The Syracuse Mets begin their season next Thursday.