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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.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

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Because Your Heart's Already on Your Sleeve

After 18+ months of this blog thing, we've finally decided to do it: We're offering Faith and Fear in Flushing t-shirts.

See a photo here. This is just a rendering, but I used this particular t-shirt company (CustomInk) for some Mookie Wilson t-shirts I made a couple of years back, and the finished product was slick.

Here's the deal: CustomInk can do any size from Youth Extra Small to XXXL. The shirts are Met blue, with orange and red numbers on the front (we don't have to explain the significance of this set of digits, do we?) and on the back. Amaze your friends! Baffle the uninitiated! Have something to wear while painting or feeding livestock!

(Credit where credit's due: The guys at ace Padres blog Gaslamp Ball thought of the retired-numbers idea, and were kind enough not to abuse me when I asked if I could, um, totally rip it off.)

What will the shirts cost? Depends on how big our order is. If we don't get many orders, they could cost as much as $25 delivered. If we get lots of orders, they might cost as little as $15 delivered. Oh, we're selling them at cost — or at least as close as my feeble math skills can get to cost. We ain't in it for the money.

Anyway, if you think you want one, shoot us an email and let us know how many and what sizes. When we know how many people are interested, we'll let you know how much they'll cost, and you can give us a final yea or nay — no pressure. Delivery within two or three weeks. Maybe in time for you to wear yours triumphantly through a rain of ticker tape. On the other hand, if the Mets keep playing the way they are right now these babies can probably be fashioned into serviceable nooses.

6 comments to Because Your Heart's Already on Your Sleeve

  • Anonymous

    Do we really want to offer shirts with Pedro's September ERA on the front?

  • Anonymous

    It's about time Butch Huskey's contributions were fully recognized.

  • Anonymous

    There's only one thing for it. We've got to go back to the last (and perhaps only) truly good thing to ever happen here. Who's up for watching Pedro two-hit the Braves in the heart on their own stronghold? Those were the days…well, day…

  • Anonymous

    Hey, just cuz they'e offering XXXL is no reason to get snippy.

  • Anonymous

    Love the color, love the back, but put a 42 on my left breast and a 37 on my right?
    There are some facts about yourself you just don't want to be that public about. Especially if you're a guy.

  • Anonymous

    Well, average it out and you're a 39 1/2…double D, I'd guess.
    And your left breast never played for the Mets, and your right breast was a wacky, fun-loving old man.