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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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You Guys Are Wonders

Checking the Amazon sales charts will eventually be the death of me, so I’ll cut back, but I couldn’t help but notice that at 8 o’clock this morning Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets had risen to No. 7 on the Baseball Essays & Writings list, which made me very happy because I could hear Tom Hanks as Mr. White, the manager of the Wonders from one of my all-time favorite movies, That Thing You Do!, practically whispering in my ear:

As of tomorrow morning, you Wonders… you’ve got the No. 7 record in the country.

Not that I’m striving to be a one-hit wonder, but when you’ve had no hits to date, it’s pretty heady.

(FYI, one of the books ahead of mine is a basketball book, but never mind that right now.)

Thanks to all of you who helped shoot FAFIF up the chart so quickly. I truly appreciate that thing you did.

Please continue to spread the word that pre-ordering is on via AmazonBarnes & Noble and other fine online retailers. (And if you haven’t it ordered for yourself yet, you know what thing to do.)

1 comment to You Guys Are Wonders

  • Anonymous

    Hi Greg,
    You jumped 18 points from last night when you were number 25 and even that ranking was quite impressive!
    Congrats.