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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.

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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More Than 2 Million Thanks

I can't say for sure how much of it was the work of actual Mets fans like you who came here on purpose, how much of it was the misfortune of music-minded Googlers typing in the phrase “Top 500 Songs” and finding my Convoy-driven list instead of that from a more familiar source or how much of it had to do with those endlessly sticky phantom trackbacks from offshore casinos and easy-mortgage refinanciers that never seem to go away, but Faith and Fear in Flushing's total page views for 2007 added up to 2,162,094.

2,162,094…it's even got 162 in the middle…a full season. More than some teams managed to play all-out in 2007.

Statistically, that's almost 50% more than the page views we garnered in 2006 when we had a surefire division title in our pocket from the start of the year and several weeks worth of hopeful playoff talk to maintain your autumnal interest rather than loads of lamentation with which to fill up October, November and December.

Numerically, it looks like a lot, whatever it means.

From our hearts, it rates a simple wow from Jason and me. That and a brimming bowl of gratitude to everybody who makes Faith and Fear a regular stop on their baseball rounds. We'll do what we can in 2008 to keep you coming back.

Thank you.

12 comments to More Than 2 Million Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Thank YOU guys for giving us a place that's more than worthy of so many hits!

  • Anonymous

    Misery loves company? Not that I'm bitter.

  • Anonymous

    My words exactly. Thanks guys. Here's to a fantastic 2008!

  • Anonymous

    I think such a momentous occasion calls for a little Texas Hold 'Em.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, 2,162,094 compares favorably with Shea's '07 mark of 3,853,955. Perhaps the numbers will even out as viewership grows here and wanes at Citi Field.
    Speaking of which, did anyone catch the annoying slip in Lupica's column the other day? “This past season the combined attendance for the Yankees was more than 8.1 million.” That's Yankees AND METS, you moron. So typical.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats guys, keep up the always top notch work.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks guys..You keep me informed and entertained-what more can a fan ask for…Hang in there the seasons just around the corner!!
    And Greg..Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!

  • Anonymous

    Didn't see the article but could Lupica had been referring to combined home and road Yankee attendance?

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year and Happy belated Birthday, Greg!
    I'm back…

  • Anonymous

    Like Dolly Levi, it's nice to have you back where you belong.

  • Anonymous

    Nope, follow the link. The rest of the article makes it clear that he's talking about combined Yankees and Mets attendance. It's just that the Mets somehow got lost in the first paragraph…

  • Anonymous

    I'd better be careful or I might bump into Cornelius, Barnaby and Ermingard at the Harmonia Gardens…