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Greg Prince and Jason Fry
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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Which of These Things is Not Like the Other?

On October 1, 2005, the Mets beat the Rockies 3-1 and raised their record to 83-78.

On October 1, 2006, the Cardinals lost to the Brewers 5-3 and lowered their record to 83-78.

The Mets clinched a tie for third place.

The Cardinals clinched a division title.

The next day, the Mets would complete their season with a loss.

The next day, the Cardinals would prepare for the playoffs.

The Mets won 12 more games in 2005 than they won the year before.

The Cardinals won 17 fewer games in 2006 than they won the year before.

The Mets finished 2005 tied for third with the Marlins.

The Cardinals finished 2006 as World Champions.



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