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Jason Fry and Greg Prince
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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Save Citi's Soul

I don't care how much they're paying us or how much icier the easily imagined alternatives are. Citi Field will be born from original sin. Spell it with a space, pronounce it with a pause, cite all the precedent you can and rationalize all the benefits you like. The fact is we'll be playing in [...]

Save Citi's Soul

I don’t care how much they’re paying us or how much icier the easily imagined alternatives are. Citi Field will be born from original sin. Spell it with a space, pronounce it with a pause, cite all the precedent you can and rationalize all the benefits you like. The fact is we’ll be playing in [...]

Take That, Ya Big Chicken!

We’ve always suspected Atlanta is the municipal equivalent of an intentional walk, and here’s your proof: BALK! BALK! BALK! BALK!

Yeah, that’s the Big Chicken, the unofficial mascot of Braves baseball circa 2006, and that’s our own NostraDennis, Dennis McCarthy, passing through Marietta, Ga., with his chest puffed out proudly to display his Faith and Fear [...]

Twenty and None

News of Pat Dobson's death Wednesday night reminds us that there was a team 35 years ago that featured four starters who each won 20 games, only the second time such a conglomeration occurred. The 1971 Orioles could call on Dave McNally (21-5), Mike Cuellar (20-9), Jim Palmer (20-9) and Dobson (20-8) and be almost [...]

Twenty and None

News of Pat Dobson's death Wednesday night reminds us that there was a team 35 years ago that featured four starters who each won 20 games, only the second time such a conglomeration occurred. The 1971 Orioles could call on Dave McNally (21-5), Mike Cuellar (20-9), Jim Palmer (20-9) and Dobson (20-8) and be almost [...]

Angellic

If you haven't already, by all means get yourself a copy of the Nov. 27 New Yorker, and read the Roger Angell season recap.
I've loved Roger Angell as long as I've loved baseball — I remember reading The Summer Game as fast as a young boy could read a pretty thick book and realizing to [...]

Angellic

If you haven’t already, by all means get yourself a copy of the Nov. 27 New Yorker, and read the Roger Angell season recap.

I’ve loved Roger Angell as long as I’ve loved baseball — I remember reading The Summer Game as fast as a young boy could read a pretty thick book and realizing to [...]

After-Thanksgiving Thanks

To sum up Thanksgiving for me, here’s a shot* of me and my lovely wife, on our way to hook up with Greg and Stephanie in the upper, upper, upper, uppermost deck for the Mets’ 4-1 win over the Dodgers on Oct. 5. About two weeks before I’d mourned that Emily and her Dad didn’t get a [...]

Thankful for Rico

Blessed be the player who keeps you rooting for your team when your team gives you little on which to root. Not that you're going to switch to another team or perceptibly scale back your allegiance if you're any kind of a good fan or a good person, but if you can't reasonably expect wins, [...]

Thankful for Rico

Blessed be the player who keeps you rooting for your team when your team gives you little on which to root. Not that you’re going to switch to another team or perceptibly scale back your allegiance if you’re any kind of a good fan or a good person, but if you can’t reasonably expect wins, [...]