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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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Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Watch Ball

The New York Giants entered the National League in 1883. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886. This was the original design.

No, not really. If you haven’t noticed, MLB is putting up baseball-themed SOLs up all over Manhattan to promote the All-Star Game which is being held…somehwere. The NYG version is in front of the Toys “R” Us in Times Square (44th Street). They also managed to remember the Brooklyn Dodgers down on Whitehall Street, home of Topps.

The Mets, you ask? One for the Mets in Penn Plaza, Seventh Avenue between 32nd and 33rd; and one for Shea (in which Lady Liberty appears to be holding a box of commemorative popcorn) in front of the SNY studios, 51st and 6th. A map to where all 42 are lifting their lamp is here, and, because this is Major League Baseball, a way to order miniatures of the statue(s) of your choice is here.

Thanks to Hotfoot‘s Mets Photostream for getting us curious about all this Liberty on the Fourth of July.

1 comment to Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Watch Ball

  • Anonymous

    In last nights broadcast Gary Cohn actually thanked the Giants franchise for going to Frisco!! Why? He said if it weren't for that move the Mets would not exist and therefor there would be no Shea..
    I suppose this is true. However, I believe, that the Giants could well have been the home team last night if they didn't move..The Giants could have said good-bye to the Dodgers as they exited stage left and they could have re-located at the present site of Shea Stadium..Keeping the Giants in NYC was not impossible…