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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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Why, It's Our New Batting Helmet (Dum-Dum)


After staring at the Mets’ wacky space age batting helmet for weeks, I finally figured out what was missing. It’s the antennae, stupid…or dum-dum, for you Flintstones devotees. I do believe the new-for-’06 protective headgear was originated by Fred Flintstone’s out-of-this world adviser, The Great Gazoo. He was the tiny extragalactic visitor almost nobody could see.

Sort of like Anderson Hernandez’s batting average.

Thanks, as ever, to Jim Haines and Zed Duck Studios for giving tangible form to this and several of my long-festering realizations.

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