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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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Tynes Didn't Look at Strike Three

Kudos to my friend Mark for putting the NFC championship into Met perspective for me:

I root for the Jets, but I’d have to imagine for a Giants fan, that was kind of like winning Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS.

Yeah, I thought, kind of. There was a definite twinge of life after death that followed […]

Bermuda Shirts

The most versatile t-shirt on earth just got a pretty good workout in Bermuda, the fourth nation in which The Numbers have been photographed (fifth, if we count Texas separately). The occasion was, as the sign in the background suggests, Bermuda International Race Weekend, and our wearer of the hour, Sharon “Inside Pitcher” Chapman, went […]

Lousy Year, Banner Day

Welcome to Flashback Friday: Tales From The Log, a final-season tribute to Shea Stadium as viewed primarily through the prism of what I have seen there for myself, namely 358 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.

8/29/93 Su Colorado 2-1 Tanana 4 36-43 […]

What Don Cardwell Didn't Mean to Teach Me About Baseball But Still Did

Don Cardwell, one of the Miracle Mets’ elder statesmen, died Monday at 72.

It’s been that kind of offseason: Most of the headlines the Mets make are because there are fewer of them, and not because three or four are headed to Minnesota for Johan Santana. Jim Beauchamp died shortly before New Year’s; now Cardwell. What […]

Present at the Creation

Last week when I was very sick, my friend Joe Dubin, a charter member of the New Breed, cheered me up as he is wont to do by sending me a copy of an old Mets radio broadcast of a game I recently wrote about but missed the first time around. I returned the favor […]

Next Stop is Babble On

John Strubel of MetsNet, a terrific and comprehensive site devoted to all things orange and blue, was kind enough to invite me on MetsNet Radio Saturday for a little chat regarding various aspects of Mets nostalgia and a touch of potential trade talk. The most interesting thing about the session to me is that I […]

The Original Rotunda

Welcome to Flashback Friday: Tales From The Log, a final-season tribute to Shea Stadium as viewed primarily through the prism of what I have seen there for myself, namely 358 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.

7/25/07 W Pittsburgh 14-12 Gl@v!ne 15 189-153 […]

Feeling Shawon Dunston

I got another asinine question the other day about the Hall of Fame. You think that I played my career because I'm worried about the damn Hall of Fame? I could give a rat's ass about that, also.

—Roger Clemens

Dave Parker: He was a Yes for me last year, but I just wasn't feeling him this […]

12 Pitches, 12 Scores

To be historically accurate, this poorly scanned picture of a very happy Shawon Dunston wasn’t from Game Five of the 1999 NLCS. But the feeling is very much in sync with how all of us were feeling when he crossed home plate in the bottom of the fifteenth inning to knot the score at 3 and […]

I Should Really Start Writing This Down

Welcome to Flashback Friday: Tales From The Log, a final-season tribute to Shea Stadium as viewed primarily through the prism of what I have seen there for myself, namely 358 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.

8/15/81 Sa Philadelphia 2-1 Leach 1 5-13 […]