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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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Tug Could Really Use That Beer

Reminder to anybody attending tonight’s game between the Mets and the Astros: Stop by McFadden’s Citi Field between 6 and 7 and come say “hi” to noted marathon runner/fundraiser Sharon Chapman and me and, if you can, please make a donation to the Tug McGraw Foundation. We’ll be there to raise funds for a great organization dedicated to fighting brain cancer, the disease that took Tug’s life far too soon.

You can help us out one of three ways:

1) Buy an all-you-can drink (responsibly) wristband for $20, which covers beer and well drinks between 6 and 7 PM tonight; $5 of that goes directly to Sharon’s Tug McGraw Foundation fundraising kitty. (Thanks to McFadden’s for its cooperation on the offer.) All those who buy the wristband will be automatically entered into a drawing for great Skyhorse Publishing Mets books, like Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets. I’m pretty sure I can get the author to sign that one.

2) When you come over to say hi, buy Tug a beer. That is, we will gratefully accept the approximate price of a beer — any beer you have in mind — in our special Mets collector’s cup, the proceeds from which, again, go directly to Sharon’s fundraising efforts for the Foundation.

3) If for some strange reason you’re not rushing to Flushing tonight (plenty of good seats are still available!), please considering contributing here. Every little bit helps and every little bit is truly appreciated.

Hope to see you at McFadden’s tonight. Hope to see the Mets win immediately thereafter. 5-13 doesn’t look so hot and it feels even worse, but like the man said long ago…You Gotta Believe.

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