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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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Ring Schming, It Was The Jacket

Engagement Jackets

We had just gotten engaged. Or can’t you tell?

It was September 25, 1989. Stephanie and I were headed to Shea. On a chilly Flushing evening, the Mets would eliminate themselves mathematically and I would require sit-and-sulk time, just enough to turn our stroll back to the LIRR into a brisk trot.

And she married me anyway.

Had to be the jacket. I gave it to her a few hours before I gave her the ring two days earlier, over the weekend on the 23rd. My newly minted fiancée was showing off only one in this picture. How many girls get engagement Mets jackets anyway?

Happy February 14 to my wife of 15 years, my Valentine of nearly 20 and the love of my life always.

2 comments to Ring Schming, It Was The Jacket

  • Anonymous

    I'd totally rather get the jacket than a ring of any description. OK, that's not ENTIRELY true… there's one ring I wouldn't mind getting, and it's got the letters “NY” on it!!!!!
    Happy Everything, Greg and Steph!!! xoxo

  • Anonymous

    You guys are too cute…