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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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Can't Wait for the Newsreels!

I yearn to crowd into Times Square and watch the zipper deliver the updates. I hanker to gather around the upright Philco in the parlor and receive the word seconds after it arrives via Teletype. I want Walter Winchell to deal me the dope.

Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border and coast [...]

The Happiest Recap: 148-150

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 148th game in any Mets season, the “best” 149th game in any Mets season, [...]

Uprising!

Short of doing something that will get you arrested, you can’t affect the outcome of a baseball game. Your hooting and hollering does nothing. Neither does praying, cajoling or threatening. Baseball takes no notice of your swaggering overconfidence and ignores your pretend humility. It does not care that you care. It does not care that [...]

Seven-Run Swing to Nowhere

It’s not our pennant race, but we were about to make a potentially legendary impact on it. That would’ve been fun.

In the bottom of the second, already behind by two, Chris Schwinden couldn’t have appeared much more in danger. Infield hijinks, bloop warfare and the temptation of hitting Rafael Furcal that was just too good [...]

Slow Learners

Sticking with the education theme Yahoo! was kind enough to come up with for us and 29 other contributing blogs, my attention was detained this morning when I saw the following headline on mets.com:

Mets’ loss to Cards a valued learning experience

Say, I thought, that looks familiar. Where and when have I seen that [...]

Between Their Ears

In delivering our Detention Lecture for Yahoo! Sports, Greg and I noted some silver linings about the 2011 Mets, most notably that they had a number of players who made leaps in how you think of them, whether the jump was between “useful player” and “potential star” or “bench guy” and “bona fide regular.” Your [...]

The Happiest Recap: 145-147

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 145th game in any Mets season, the “best” 146th game in any Mets season, [...]

The Mets in Detention

Our pals over at Yahoo’s Big League Stew sent the 2011 Mets to detention, and sent in me and Greg to scare ‘em straight. Here’s what we said.

Reaction to Sunday’s rousing win, meanwhile, is over here.

A Good Game Won

Sometimes it’s great when the Mets make a hash of my plans.

Getting ready for today’s game, I had a promising albeit rather sorrowful blog post mapped out — it was going to deal with the Cyclones, the Sand Gnats, childhood and the inescapability of Chipper Jones. And that plan held after Chipper doubled in the [...]

A Good Game Lost

Winning would have been preferable. Winning a bad game beats losing a good game. But since relatively little is at stake on this side of the line score, I can’t say watching a good game lost doesn’t engender its small rewards.

I liked watching Ruben Tejada overcome Tim Hudson twice and battle him gamely a third [...]