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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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And He Never Quite Made It Back

There was about a five-second window when all was right with the New York Mets, when Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden wore Met uniforms together. This was June 6, 1987, the day after Gooden returned from drug rehab to beat the Pirates and the day Seaver began his final attempt at pitching after injury and […]

Then He Departed

After his wildly wonderful 1983 homecoming, it was a kick in the gut (and probably lower) to watch Tom Seaver say goodbye a second time after a rightfully downcast Frank Cashen left him unprotected in the monstrosity known as the free agent compensation pool in January of ’84. The Chicago White Sox chose Tom Terrific to […]

First He Returned

It was so great to have Tom Seaver come home again on April 5, 1983, almost six seasons beyond the wretched trade that turned him into an ex-Met.

Don't Let the Yorvit You Where the Good Lord Split You

Forget what I said about not writing off Yorvit Torrealba before we have a chance to fall in at least like with him. We will not have that chance, so write him (like Lo Duca) off all you want. Newsday is reporting our once future but neither once nor future platoon catcher has opted out […]

The Catcher Who Sparked His Team to the Playoffs

One blogger wrote this, about the catcher who came to a new team in 2006 and helped spark them to the playoffs:

You have Lo Duca, a guy who enjoys being a Met, and has repeatedly said (begged?) that he wants to remain a Met, and that he loves being a Met and he loves the […]

The Entire Spectrum of Human Emotions, in 30 Seconds of Flipping Channels

Hmm. What's on the various flavors of HBO?


Jeez, maybe I should use the guide.


“48 Hours,” hmm.

Waitaminute, there's an ESPN on channel 173? What's that it's saying? Is that BASEBALL?




Man, these Venezuelan League […]

Oh Great, We're 'Beloved'

How far have your juggernaut, dynasty-in-the-making New York Mets fallen? So far that we can't even be patronized properly.

Last March, I shared with you a delightful piece of junk mail from the Danbury Mint, one that sucked us to up the way we should be sucked up to. It went like this:

When the greatest sports […]

Glory Be

You have seven weeks to get done what Stephanie and I hadn't gotten around to until yesterday. You have seven weeks to make your way uptown to the Museum of the City of New York and take in the glories of Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957. You will not be disappointed.

While I can't say […]


This is the Shea Stadium lauded as “the most beautiful ballpark ever built”. Granted, the lauding was done in December 1964 by the Building Awards Committee of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, but early returns and home-field advantage notwithstanding, who would have argued?

This is one chestnut among dozens you will inhale from Shea Stadium: Images of […]

A-Void A-Rod

There have been some pretty convincing articles on the breathless subject of A-Rod and the Mets of late, even if they contradict each other. The ever-popular Tim Marchman came out against on Wednesday; the ubiquitous and solid Howard Megdal weighed in for on Thursday. They both made compelling points. There has also been a Harper's […]