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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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The Shea Countdown: 19-16

19: Friday, August 22 vs Astros

When telling the story of Shea Stadium, ladies and gentlemen, the chapter that drips the most magic from its pages is the one we know as 1969. No other ballpark has ever known a year like it.

There is much to remember 1969 by and it would probably take a full [...]

Peering Into the Past

The New York Baseball Giants Nostalgia Society did what it does best last Thursday: reminisce over a departed team and chow down on Bronx pizza. Read all about it in Richard Sandomir’s column in the Times. Peering in from the right at some astoundingly great Polo Grounds footage like a kid seeking a knothole’s view of Don Mueller is [...]

Back When the Mets Were a Pup

Reader Matt L. asked if we knew of any pictures of Polo Grounds top dog Homer the beagle. As your full-service Mets blog of choice, we scanned this one from Jack Lang’s The New York Mets: Twenty-Five Years of Baseball Magic and present it to all of Metstopotamia to enjoy. According to the caption in the book, [...]

Let's Hope the Season Doesn't Go as Far South

The numbers on the Faith and Fear shirt don’t go any lower than 14 for Gil Hodges, but leave it to Dave Murray to take them as far down on the map as you can without leaving the country. Our Michigan friend wore his garment of choice on a recent trip to Key West where the [...]

I Had the Strangest Dream This Morning

Wow did I ever have a weird dream this morning.

I'd gone back to sleep for a little bit, but it was a couple of hours until game time, and that must have been weighing on my mind, because I dreamt a whole baseball game in my head. And not a good one.

You know how lots [...]