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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.

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In Memoriam

Today, September 28, 2009, is the first anniversary of the last game ever played at Shea Stadium. Consider this David G. Whitham photo and this postyahrzeit candle lit in its memory.

May the places we love live on. May we always find new places to love as well.

6 comments to In Memoriam

  • Anonymous

    With all the missteps that came with the new park, I am amazed and thankful that they at least did one great final thing with Shea, setting up these plaques. God willing I will take my future grandchildren there and run them around the bases, maybe muff a grounder near 1B.

  • Anonymous

    forever missed…

  • Anonymous

    It's a little Twilight Zone-y, but I'd prefer a marker signifying where Citi Field's home plate once was, with Shea Stadium in the background.

  • Anonymous

    I'll turn 43 later this month. With health I suppose Citifield will outlive its usefulness in my lifetime. You would think that they'd build GoogleField on the same footprint as Shea so as not to interrupt business (unless by then nanotechnology allows building to go up in a week or something),. So maybe one day Mets will run the same bases.

  • Anonymous

    I took a picture of Shea home and “Pitcher's plate” when I was there last homestand. The picture of Shea's home plate is on my Facebook page.

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