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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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Miguel Culpa

Dearly beloved, when Rupert here was a student at the Clifton High School, none of us — myself, his teachers, his classmates — dreamt that he would amount to a hill of beans. But we were wrong, and you, Rupert, you were right. And that’s why tonight, before the entire nation, we’d like to apologize to you personally and to beg your forgiveness for all the things we did to you. And we’d like to thank you personally, all of us, for the meaning you’ve given our lives.

—George Cap, Rupert Pupkin’s high school principal, The King of Comedy

Enough of…Miguel Cairo — let the kids show us what they might have, instead of taking another look at useless veterans who should be released and spare parts for next year’s bench.

September 13

If we’re worried about a glut of middle infielders, why not send Miguel Cairo packing?

September 14

…the stupendously useless Miguel Cairo is playing anyway.

September 18

Look no further than…Miguel Cairo. Blessedly, [he] found a place to sit on Sunday.

September 19

…I’d have flipped over to watch a meaningless Met game in a second. A nanosecond. A half-nanosecond. Even if Miguel Cairo [was] in the starting lineup…

September 19

Hey, the Marlins can have Miguel Cairo if they ask nice.

September 20

Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.

—Rupert Pupkin

4 comments to Miguel Culpa

  • Anonymous

    Am I wrong or are all of those Jason's mutterings? Maybe you should give Miguel a call, Jace, or send a note or something.

  • Anonymous

    Feh. If the Marlins ask nice they can still have him. I wanna see Anderson Hernandez there tonight. (Though with the D-Train coming AGAIN, that's not such a kind thing to say.)

  • Anonymous

    One of the see-ya-later-Cairogators was mine; giving up on our walkoff heroes a week in advance of their heroics is a team effort around here. Plus he was chosen Least Valuable Player in the most recent version of the exceedingly popular short-season awards.
    Faith and Fear offers its Miguel Culpa with one voice…except for the guy who wants to throw him overboard the morning after the night he finally did something.

  • Anonymous

    Augggh! Splash!
    “Guess I was wrong — he could hit water if dropped off a boat.”