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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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Those Magnificent Bastards & The Rest of Us

For the ones who aren't jerks; for the ones who didn't just find out about baseball; for the ones who honestly understand what a gift this is; for the ones like the men in their fifties I ran into outside of Shea after the last Sunday game between us in September 2007 who were too beset with anxieties over potentially blowing the Wild Card to even suggest they had a shot at winning the East despite having just swept the team in first place; for the real fans who have earned it over 28 years by being true and without being jerks…to them I say congratulations.

For the rest of us, there's A. Bartlett Giamatti in cardboard concerto.

For the rest of us, there's farewell to the old and welcome to the new…designed to be the greatest ever built for baseball.

For the rest of us, there's the lingering hypothetical we can always imagine went our way.

For the rest of us, it's Let's Go Next Year. It can't get here fast enough.

6 comments to Those Magnificent Bastards & The Rest of Us

  • Anonymous

    For the rest of us, there is the realization that if we had the Phillie bullpen this season, it would be us who would be celebrating.

  • Anonymous

    Our day will come again. Let's Go Mets.

  • Anonymous

    Doubtful. Willie & Jerry would've overworked them, too.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for putting those clips to good use — as I knew you would, Greg.

  • Anonymous

    You got me even more upset after clicking on “next year” to find all Met games on MLB Network with no mention of SNY, before realizing MLB Network was related to national viewership.
    Didn't feel much of a world series contest with the game suspended over a two day period. Seemed more like a three inning game. Game should have been considered a 3-3 tie and played over from beginning.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the heads-up!