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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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March Metness: The Sammy-Finals

Does any event in sports match the pageantry of Tom Filer Four Weekend?

Whether you’re lucky enough to be there in person or just taking it on TV, it’s like being caught in a brilliant kaleidoscope of blue, orange and black. The way they bring back all the March Metness competitors to take a bow is […]

We'll Have What They're Having...And Then Some

Best front page ever.

May we never feel the need to put 2006 behind us. And may 2007 bring bigger and better headlines.

Happy New Year everybody.

Surprise! Top Prospect Makes Team

Burgos, Sele, Smith…all in, all somewhat mild suprises if you think back to mid-February when they were just three more pitchers in a hurling jumble. It could have just as easily been some other combination of stray relievers and spot starters heading to St. Louis later today. But it's these three. So go get 'em […]

Meet You All The Way

If it’s the final Friday of the month, then it’s the third installment of the special Top 10 Songs of All-Time edition of Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.

Dave Kingman was driving in 19 runs. George Foster was driving in 10. Ellis Valentine was driving in nobody. And me? I was driving myself […]

Let's Play Hardball

Spring Training has officially become a blur. I turned on SNY in the office earlier and saw the Mets losing to the Braves, thought “not again” and kept it on in the background waiting for things to turn until I noticed Kevin Burkhardt conducting the exact same in-game interview as yesterday. “Oh, this is yesterday's […]


Braves 8, Mets 3.
I know it's March.
I know our 10-20-1 record has all the permanence and hold on memory as a sand castle surrounded by already-wet beach.
If there's a cup for the Grapefruit League championship, I know it's never displayed.
I know Jon Adkins is ticketed for New Orleans or another club. (I'm gonna go out […]

Repairing Keith's Image

Last August, when its exhibits had yet to encompass any painful memories-to-be from the forthcoming October, Stephanie and I visited the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame which has the decency to share space with the St. Louis Browns and the St. Louis Stars as well as share admission with the International Bowling Museum & Hall of […]

Just For Mets Targets The Red

Keep plenty of Pepto-Bismol on hand for the opening series of the year. You'll want the dark pink kind to combat that queasy feeling you'll get from seeing too much red.
On Sunday night, according to Paul Lukas' Uni Watch, the Cardinals will swaddle themselves in commemorative patches and gold trim to honor their 2006 World […]

And That's Why You Don't Use a Seven-Armed Pen to Scare People

Counting on things, particularly Mets things, is a fan's folly. Does anybody project lingering suspensions and sudden reinjuries and slow recoveries gumming up the works? And if nobody can, why do we pretend that they can't?
The bullpen is supposed to be this team's strength…right? It was so good last year, it will be so good […]

March Metness: The Road to the Metropolitan Championship

It’s been a big dance, but as ever, 2007’s edition of March Metness has come down to a pair of last waltzes — the Tom Filer Four, this Saturday’s last two games before the Metropolitan Championship hoedown Monday, April 2. It is then that we will find out what is, indisputably, the Quintessential Mets Thing.

The […]