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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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There’s throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if something sticks. Then there’s throwing spaghetti sauce at the wall, which just makes a mess.

Supposedly we’re signing Chan Ho Park.

Chan Ho Park? Really? The epitome of “bad free-agent pitcher signing”? (Hey, before he got hurt, Mike Hampton just looked really expensive.) The signed-sealed-delivered proof that Tom Hicks shouldn’t own a ballclub? The man who gave up two grand slams in one inning? If Chan Ho Park is the answer, I don’t want to know the question.

OK, i already knew the question, and it’s “Do we have enough starting pitching?” But still. I thought the answer was “possibly no,” or “we’ll know by June,” not “let’s sign Chan Ho Park.” It almost makes a Met fan miss Steve Trachsel.

Oh Lord. OK. Deep breaths. Jose Valentin. Endy Chavez. Roberto Hernandez. Darren Oliver. Trust Omar. Trust Omar. Trust Omar.

Gerald Williams. Jeremi Gonzalez. Jose Lima!

ACK! NO! Valentin. Chavez. Hernandez. Oliver. Trustomartrustomartrustomartrustomar….

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