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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.

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Raise a Glass

What's all the hubbub about tonight, anyway?
We all know that New Year's is actually a moveable feast. It came on April 3 this year, it will fall on April 1 next time around. Properly, tonight is just another night in the waning of the Year of Our Mets 45. But plenty of deluded folks will [...]

Raise a Glass

What's all the hubbub about tonight, anyway?

We all know that New Year's is actually a moveable feast. It came on April 3 this year, it will fall on April 1 next time around. Properly, tonight is just another night in the waning of the Year of Our Mets 45. But plenty of deluded folks will [...]

The Top 500 Songs of All-Time

As promised or perhaps threatened, here are what I humbly refer to as The Top 500 Songs of All-Time (1972-1999), determined solely by me and presented without commercial interruption in the WFUN-AM 790 Miami New Year's Eve countdown style I first encountered 34 birthdays ago today.
Less talk. More rock…
500. Dialogue (Part I & II) – [...]

The Top 500 Songs of All-Time

As promised or perhaps threatened, here are what I humbly refer to as The Top 500 Songs of All-Time (1972-1999), determined solely by me and presented without commercial interruption in the WFUN-AM 790 Miami New Year’s Eve countdown style I first encountered 34 birthdays ago today.

Less talk. More rock…

500. Dialogue (Part I & II) – [...]

Waiting On The Countdown

It’s what I do
It’s what I do
It’s not some game I play
It’s in my DNA
It’s what I do
—Donald Fagen

Tomorrow, Sunday, is my birthday. It’s my 44th birthday overall, the seventh among them to fall on a Sunday. When I think of having a Sunday birthday, I think of one in particular.

Few are the days of [...]

Waiting On The Countdown

It’s what I do
It’s what I do
It’s not some game I play
It’s in my DNA
It’s what I do
—Donald Fagen

Tomorrow, Sunday, is my birthday. It’s my 44th birthday overall, the seventh among them to fall on a Sunday. When I think of having a Sunday birthday, I think of one in particular.

Few are the days of [...]

Steve Springer, I Tip Your Cap To You

Springer and Spiers, Paul Gibson no Bob
Rick Parker, Kevin Lomon — who game them a job?
—From “Ode to the Unamazin',” by the author, 1997
I've got Barry Zito off my mind. I've got Steve Springer on my head.
Steve Who?
The Metsologists among us don't blink. We know Steve Springer was a minor league lifer who sipped a [...]

Steve Springer, I Tip Your Cap To You

Springer and Spiers, Paul Gibson no Bob

Rick Parker, Kevin Lomon — who game them a job?

—From “Ode to the Unamazin',” by the author, 1997

I've got Barry Zito off my mind. I've got Steve Springer on my head.

Steve Who?

The Metsologists among us don't blink. We know Steve Springer was a minor league lifer who sipped a [...]

The San Francisco Beat

The Giants will lead the world in Barrys this year. It's a dubious distinction.
We didn't get our man. Barry Zito signed with San Francisco for money that makes Jeff Suppan look positively impoverished. Not the paltry six years, $96 million talked about in Texas and surely not the five years, $75 million reportedly proposed by [...]

The San Francisco Beat

The Giants will lead the world in Barrys this year. It's a dubious distinction.

We didn't get our man. Barry Zito signed with San Francisco for money that makes Jeff Suppan look positively impoverished. Not the paltry six years, $96 million talked about in Texas and surely not the five years, $75 million reportedly proposed by [...]