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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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Wiffle Park at Chapman Yards

I loved this patio from theĀ first time I saw it in 2007. It was built by the First Family of Mets Fandom, the Chapmans of Central Jersey, to accommodate Wiffle Ball, the sport of kings andĀ Mets Guys everywhere. The hard infield made Baltimore chops a specialty. The outfield fence marked 69 feet from home plate. Beverages were available right inside that screen door. The only element missing was proper fan seating. The blue chairs were all right, but they had to be scavenged from Veterans Stadium, meaning who knows whose bottoms wallowed in them?

But now the home team can sit properly on the first base side in these just-installed beautiful orange seats from gorgeous Shea Stadium. They’re Mets fan-tested, Mets fan-approved. And you can’t go wrong with orange and blue, even blue that was miscast in the Philadelphia Penal Colony for several seasons.

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