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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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Faith and Fear at Varsity Letters

Well, half of it anyway — I’ll be speaking at Varsity Letters’ fifth-anniversary reading/celebration/bash, as part of a pretty awesome lineup of sportswriters: Henry Abbott, Katie Baker, Alex Belth, Ben Cohen, Joe Drape, Chuck Klosterman, Will Leitch, Amy K. Nelson, Jeff Pearlman, Dan Shanoff, Emma Span, Sam Walker and Michael Weinreb. We’re each reading for three minutes — I’m going to talk about being in the stands for the 10-run inning against the Braves.

It’s at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street between Sullivan and Thompson, this Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. If you’re in the vicinity, or up for braving the ice/snow/sleet/cold/wolves, please stop by!

For more details, click here. And for brief interviews with the whole lineup, click here. I take the opportunity to be randomly bitter about the Yankees. As if that’s a surprise.

5 comments to Faith and Fear at Varsity Letters

  • Great commentary on the Yanks.

  • We were both at that June 30, 2000 game. In addition to the ten-run inning itself, I remember losing my voice, dropping my turkey and cheese sandwich (then unknowingly stepping on it repeatedly as I was jumping up and down in Upper Deck Section 47), and wondering why Terry Mulholland was still in baseball 14 years after he famously threw his glove (with the ball lodged in the webbing) to Bob Brenly at first base, retiring Keith Hernandez. Doesn’t it seem like every time Terry Mulholland shows up in a Mets highlight, the Mets end up going to the World Series that year?

  • Joe D.

    Hi Jason,

    Do you recall how many had left Shea and therefore missed that historic ten run explosion?

    Regret we’ll be unable to be there on Bleeker Street but hope you have a good time – let us know how it went.

  • dak442

    I was there, experiencing a moment of existential despair: we’re no good, we’re never going to be any good, we’re never going to beat the Braves, what’s the point? The main reason we stuck around was my sister really wanted to see the fireworks.

    • Joe D.

      Oh yes, forgot there were fireworks after the fireworks. So we’ll never know how many would have otherwise remained in their seats by the time the bottom of the 8th came around. I know I turned the TV off and missed it.