“I guess it looks as if you're reorganizing your records. What is this though? Chronological?”
“No fucking way.”
—Dick, amazed by Rob, in High Fidelity
For my 46th birthday today, which coincides with the end of the final calendar year in which baseball was played at Shea Stadium, I am giving myself the gift of one more [...]
Thanks to all who delved into the Faith and Fear archives so swiftly and accurately to take part in our contest. First in with all twenty correct answers was Ben Muschel, taking a break from watching The West Wing for the first time to scoop up The New York Mets Essential Games of Shea Stadium, [...]
MORE: Must you wear those clothes, Will?
ROPER: Yes, I Must
ROPER: The time has come for decent men to declare their allegiance!
MORE: And what allegiance are those designed to express?
ROPER: My allegiance to the Church.
MORE: Well, you look like a Spaniard.
ROPER: All credit to Spain then!
The above exchange between Sir Thomas More and William Roper, [...]
I was recently enjoying one of the discs in the superb six-DVD set The New York Mets Essential Games of Shea Stadium when it occurred to me it was essential that I immediately attempt to give you a copy, especially since we are having our end-of-year Shea tribute blowout right now.
Some months back, the good [...]
Though the theme was clear enough, this year’s Flashback Friday execution was, by design, something of a scattershot affair. My assignment was to delve into The Log, the Steno Notebook in which I wrote down the result of every game I ever attended at Shea Stadium. I would glance through it, see what captured my [...]
That nifty Shea Stadium Final Season logo we saw everywhere we looked for six months did the math for us: 1964-2008. The operable portion of that equation expired on September 28, yet we do have a few days left in what is still — technically — Shea Stadium’s final calendar year. Thus, before we chronologically [...]
I have fairly mixed feelings on the tenure of Omar Minaya, reflecting, I suppose, his fairly mixed record as general manager. But one thing Omar has given us with more regularity than his predecessors had — which tilts the Omar arrow definitively to the good — is general manager access to the Sterling Mets checkbook.
Seventeen inches wide, twelve pounds heavy and many brothers shy of a load…that’s my Shea Stadium brick, an nth of the place I loved and a pretty decent conversational companion if you’re not put off by his gruff manner.
From my brick and me and all of us here at Faith and Fear in Flushing, have yourselves [...]
Normally this is about the time I start settling into my long winter's baseball nap, kerchief and cap optional: The free-agent shuffling is about done, and it's a long hard slog to pitchers and catchers reporting, after which nothing whatsoever happens anyway. Best to rest up and get done whatever it is you get done [...]
Welcome to our Mets Family Holiday Newsletter! Is it possible another year has come and gone? Gosh, it seems like 2008 just started, all full of hope and yet here we are again.
The big news around here is our new house! Yes, even in this market! Let's just say we got a pretty good [...]