The blog for Mets fans
who like to read


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.

Got something to say? Leave a comment, or email us at (Sorry, but we have no interest in ads, sponsored content or guest posts.)

Need our RSS feed? It's here.

Visit our Facebook page, or drop by the personal pages for Greg and Jason.

Or follow us on Twitter: Here's Greg, and here's Jason.

Keys It Goodbye

It’s not quite the Home Run Apple, but the Keyspan sign has been a component of the outfield vista for a decade. At least it was until the Mets began their latest homestand with a vertical National Grid banner taking its very tall place. Sponsors come and go, signs change frequently, but I had gotten kind […]


Willie Randolph's Record Since Last Memorial Day: 77-83

Days Until Contract of Luis Castillo (Key Strikeout, Otherwise an Acceptable Night in a Punchless Way) Expires: 1,222

Days Until Willie Randolph Is Fired: ?

Days Until I Give Up on This Listless, Unwatchable, Eminently Booable Team: -6

Yeah, I'm writing this early. If I wind up with egg on my […]

Sinking Ship Retains Captain, Maintains Trajectory

The big meeting took place. Willie Randolph is still the manager. Omar Minaya says he will be until he's not, more or less.

Jose Reyes has been on base in each of his past 25 games. Carlos Delgado has hit three home runs since Thursday. A Nationals loss this afternoon extended the Mets' fourth-place lead to […]

The Shea Countdown: 6

6: Tuesday, September 23 vs Cubs

Shea Stadium, ladies and gentlemen, has been known as many things through its 45-year life, but one of the most accurate descriptions attached to it is “pitcher’s park,” in deference to its fair dimensions, its symmetry and probably its pitchers in residence. Every Mets pitcher who has succeeded here would […]

Change the Manager? Yeah, That's the Ticket

Adam Rubin of the News wasn't exactly presenting it as a scoop on the FAN tonight, but he did sound rather resigned in conversation with Lori Rubinson to Willie Randolph being dismissed, quite possibly Monday. I trust Rubin's reporting as much as I do that of any of those who cover the Mets daily.

Watching the […]

Kid's Killer Gaffe

Here's what Gary Carter said Friday when asked on Sirius Satellite Radio about his interest in the Mets' managerial job, still occupied as of Friday by Willie Randolph:

I just want them to know of my availability. I'm only a phone call away. I could be in New York tomorrow… You know my enthusiasm, and hopefully […]

Nick Evans in a Nutshell

With Moises Alou and Marlon Anderson on the Disabled List, the Mets desperately reached down to Double-A Binghamton and brought up Nick Evans, the first Met born in 1986, stuck him in left field and he doubled three times in his first game, driving in two runs and making a bunch of catches as the […]

The Fan Standing in the Cold Dark Night

Well, on the plus side Aaron Heilman kept us in it several batters longer than I thought he would.

After we got an HDTV, Emily and I had to deal with a problem: The picture had such hallucinatory clarity that we'd frequently get distracted by fans in the stands. What's that lady keep doing? Did […]

Happy Talk

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 367 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.

8/24/06 Th St. Louis 12-8 Williams 2 […]

The Stable Braves, The Disheveled Mets

“Waiting, waiting, waiting; enduring not so much the losses as the long stretches of nonwinning; because you've only really ever finally lost when you've given up the game.”

—Rick Perlstein, Nixonland

I had a dream, as Lionel Richie once put it. I had an awesome dream.

I dreamt of a weekend. A weekend not so long ago. A […]