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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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Merry Bricksmas

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 the happiest of holidays, Mack.

21 comments to Merry Bricksmas

  • Anonymous

    Looking over this picture, I have but one question: did the “Dazed and Confused” DVD eat some others? That baby is huge!

  • Anonymous

    Deluxe edition. It swallowed an earlier DVD package of the same movie, to be sure.

  • Anonymous

    Next question: “Kids in the Hall” is “I should really own the complete series” good?

  • Anonymous

    All a matter of taste, but yes, it is.
    Remind me not to hang any pictures of me committing murder or going through stop signs over my right shoulder.

  • Anonymous

    Along those lines, if you're done with “Naughty Nurses Ski Vacation,” would you be kind enough to send it back my way?
    Many thanks.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a hunk of cake I ate this Christmas!!!
    Anyway, I was surrounded by my nephews, all in new Yankee garb..Sixteen year old kids tallying up championships and laughing at me..
    I cant believe I spent good money on these kids-not one of them a Mets fan..
    Rich

  • Anonymous

    You get extra points for “Slings and Arrows.”

  • Anonymous

    That book 722 Miles is excellent.

  • Anonymous

    Greg,
    Mary Jane saw your brick, looked at ours and said “wow, your's is as big as a house compared to ours”.
    Notice the large amount of concrete surrounding each of our bricks — wasn't it nice of the Mets to throw that in at no extra charge?

  • Anonymous

    Joe,
    I never noticed the width of the bricks when they were active. Now every piece of Shea footage and every Shea photograph I come across, I stare and wonder how I missed it. I don't know that one can get one's money's worth when one has bought a brick for sentimental value, but the Mets certainly gave me plenty of brick for the bucks.
    And yes, no extra charge for the mortar. Or maybe there was.

  • Anonymous

    Mine (a gift from my friend Bobbi in Minnesota) is a perfect brick shape. I have less mortar.

  • Anonymous

    Mine has some mortar on the top and bottom – looks almost like an ice cream cake.
    Shea will always live in our household. Above the brick is a stone sculpture of Shea, two final season commerative baseballs, a framed color photo of the park taken on it's inagural opener and signed by Jack Fischer, a replica 1964 Mets jersey (with the worlds fair patch on the sleeve) plus a montage of rainchecks dating back to the sixties.
    Part of an overall small collection, indeed, but lots of memories.

  • Anonymous

    Rich, ask them how many of those championships they personally witnessed. I mean, seriously… they were what, FOUR YEARS OLD when the recent run started? How much of, say, '96 and '98 could they possibly remember? I'd say 2000–the last one, heh–is probably the first one they could have really “participated in.”
    Tell them you can't claim bragging rights to anything you don't even remember, let alone weren't alive for.

  • Anonymous

    I'm going to pretend mine came from the left-field wall, and place my Endy bobblehead atop it. :-(

  • Anonymous

    Nice. Now where the ^%$^ are my seats? Why did I pay $869 I can't afford for seats I'm apparently never going to receive? I hope Madoff took EVERYTHING, Fred. Screw you!!!

  • Anonymous

    To clear any confusion, I'm addressing the “Fred” who owns the Mets, not the contributor to this website, of whom I am a major fan.

  • Anonymous

    Mine came too early! I was hoping they'd be a surprise birthday gift for the Missus in January, but she called me at work on 12/17: “What did you order? UPS is in front of the house with a huge carton. Wait, it says it's from the Mets… OMIGOD! OMIGOD! Tell me you got seats?!!!”

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Your birthday gift to your wife was Shea seats?? How'd that go over? You're my freakin' hero!

  • Anonymous

    Well, it came so early it became her Christmas present, so now I'm on the hook for another gift in two weeks. This is a pretty tough one to top, though – she was pretty jazzed about it. So much so, it looks as if they'll remain on display right in the living room!

  • Anonymous

    Will you marry me?

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I don't think the Missus would be in favor of that.