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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.

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This Used to be My Playground

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I know Tal’s Hill is a silly place because I’ve been up on top of it. On September 21, 2003, in another phase of my professional life, I had occasion to wander Minute Maid Park. Natch, I headed 436 feet from home plate, straight out to center and climbed right up that hill.

It is high.
It is far.
It is stupid.

It’s maybe not as bad as my decision to pose — the one and only chance I’d ever have to be out there — with my throwing hand on my hip, but I don’t recommend it (or me) being allowed within the field of play.

Kudos for Carlos once more on conquering Tal’s Hill and tracking down Luke Scott’s otherwise gamewinning fly ball. I repeat: It was quite a feat.

5 comments to This Used to be My Playground

  • Anonymous

    Didn't I actually take that photo? LOL

  • Anonymous

    It's maybe not as bad as my decision to pose — the one and only chance I'd ever have to be out there — with my throwing hand on my hip, but I don't recommend it (or me) being allowed within the field of play.

    Willie Mays has got nothing on you, man…

  • Anonymous

    Photo by Laurie

  • Anonymous

    As Carlos could tell you, there's no time to think about how you look when you're charging up that hill.

  • Anonymous

    LOL! I wasn't asking for a credit! I was just reminiscing! Somewhere I have that photo you took of me in front of the Diet Dr Pepper sign, too.