As a former player, Mike Cather knows of the struggles in minor league baseball. The stories come, one after another, with relative ease. His memory is sharp. There was the time while with the Double-A Greenville Braves that the team bus broke down on the interstate somewhere in Tennessee, and Cather along with his teammates waited in the dark of night for help to arrive.
New York Mets' President Sandy Alderson had a busy week. At 4:30 p.m. last Tuesday, Alderson waiting his turn to speak before an audience of both City of Syracuse and Onondaga County officials, was participating in dedication ceremonies of $25 million renovations of NBT Bank Stadium.