If your mind suddenly starts wandering in the other direction, it must be Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.
Chronic purchasers of the annual media guide probably come across “And The Name Is… ” and no longer blink. This year it’s on page 3. As we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Original Mets, [...]
Joan Payson signed off on Mets but was said to be fond of Meadowlarks as the nickname for the new New York National League franchise whose ownership group she headed. Jim Haines of Zed Duck Studios created an insignia and mascot that we might have seen in the early ’60s if in fact Larks had trumped Mets.
Imagine if we hadn’t been Mets. We could have been Skyliners. It was one of the names under consideration in 1961 before Mets carried the day. Jim Haines of Zed Duck Studios worked up this early ’60s logo celebrating a five-borough skyline to give us an idea of what we might have looked like in one alternate [...]
Tom Glavine and Jamie Moyer had never faced each other despite having 85 years, 543 wins and 7518.2 innings pitched between them. Seems incredible, but it isn't really — Moyer came up with the Cubs but only overlapped Glavine for a year and change before relocating to the AL, where he stayed until late last [...]