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ABOUT US

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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An Exercise in Empathy

In a parallel universe, I am a Marlins fan.

In a parallel universe, I moved back to Florida after graduating from college and grew detached from the Mets.

In a parallel universe, I was elated when we got an expansion franchise.

In a parallel universe, I fell in love with the Marlins in their very first year of [...]

Forget It, Darren, It's Soilmastertown

We play at least two of these every year, the template as familiar as those sacks of fertilizer in the dugout:

1a. Up by a couple early, Marlins yank us back come the middle innings.

1b. Down by a couple early, yank Marlins back come the middle innings.

2. Long slow grind, possibly interrupted by a rain delay.

2b. [...]