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Jason Fry and Greg Prince
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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David is the One Met to Have...

After Rheingold and before Budweiser, Schaefer took over as the Mets’ beer sponsor in the mid-1970s. It seems almost sacrilege to associate any beer jingle with the Mets that doesn’t begin with My beer is Rheingold the dry beer…, but it must be said that Schaefer was the one beer to have when you were having more than one and listening to a Mets broadcast around the Bicentennial.

“Having more than one”…try sneaking that pro-drinking message on the air today.

Schaefer’s role in Mets history is honored throughout the season when Crane Pool Forum members vote for the Schaefer Player of the Game in the tradition that Bob, Ralph and Lindsey did from, I believe, 1975 to 1978. This year’s CPF winner (mine, too) was David Wright.

Congratulations David, even if you’re more a vitaminwater kind of guy.

6 comments to David is the One Met to Have…

  • Anonymous

    (To link with the next photo…)
    V.O. (Bob Murphy): “The '69 Mets are part of a very special circle: The Schaefer Circle…”

  • Anonymous

    Greg,
    My favorite Schaeffer commercial had Broadway star Larry Kert (West Side Story, Company) portraying a new delivery truck driver and was forced to sing the Schaeffer jingle. He did so with a passion so intense that it left his fellow drivers speechless and all teary-eyed.

  • Anonymous

    Awright, rookie: up on the barrell…
    Never knew that was Larry Kert.

  • Anonymous

    Schaefer's last gasp at relevancy: Ooh! Ooh! Sitting pretty! Altogether now in Schaefer City! Something like that.

  • Anonymous

    “was that alright, fellas?”
    “…not bad, kid”.

  • Anonymous

    Only RIchie Kelley orders double anchovy!
    …or….
    Ringside!