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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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No More Terrific Managers

On May 23, 1963, Gil Hodges took over the managerial reins of the lowly Washington Senators. On October 28, 2011, Tony La Russa guided the St. Louis Cardinals to a world championship. And in between, there was never a day that somebody who had managed, was managing or was destined to manage Tom Seaver wasn’t [...]

Here's to the Winners, Losers & DVD

Congratulations to the five Faith and Fear in Flushing readers who each won a copy of Baseball’s Greatest Games: 1986 World Series Game 6 from A&E Home Entertainment in association with MLB Productions. These five industrious fellows answered a quiz issued last Tuesday to coincide with the 25th anniversary of what was then indisputably the greatest World [...]

’99 Faltered, But Dotel Ain’t Done

The “we” and the “us” was not at all out of line, nevertheless I found it surprising how much Octavio Dotel engaged in first-person plural pronouns when interviewed after the St. Louis Cardinals won the 2011 World Series. He hasn’t been a Cardinal much longer than he’s been most anything else in the big leagues, [...]

The Happiest Recap: 160-161

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” 160th game in any Mets season, the “best” 161st game in any Mets season…and [...]

At Sixes and Sevens

In the same way the sight of “10.27” made me smile yesterday, the thought of “Game Seven” has got me grinning today. Yet this has nothing to do with 1986. This is all about 2011 and the World Series that is doing us the courtesy of sticking around one more night.

Which still might not be [...]

Another Day of Life

Thanks to a fairly brutal stretch in the life of a freelance writer, I’d fallen asleep before the last out of every World Series game so far.

If I’m fated to only stay awake for one, at least I picked the right one.

If you like your baseball spine-tingling, heart-stopping and cliche-channeling, Game 6 was a game [...]

Pencils Down (Gloves in the Air)

We have our five winners in the Baseball’s Greatest Games: The 1986 World Series Game 6 DVD contest. We’ll reveal the identities of the recipients of this wonderful disc, furnished by A&E Home Entertainment in association with MLB Productions, as well as the answers to our quiz in short order. For now, congratulations to five Mets fans [...]

Oh Happy Day

As soon as I saw today’s date, I got happy. It didn’t exactly sneak up on me, what with all the 25th anniversary talk in the air, yet I was surprised at the jolt “10.27” sent charging through my system when it leapt out at me from the bottom left-hand corner of our kitchen clock. [...]

Three DVDs to Go

[NOTE: WE HAVE OUR WINNERS. THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.]

Quick quiz update: We’ve received correct answers from two readers thus far, meaning three of you still have a chance to win the fabulous Baseball’s Greatest Games: 1986 World Series Game 6 from A&E Home Entertainment in association with MLB Productions. To reiterate, this is the [...]

Oliver (W), Dotel (L), You (DVD)

[NOTE: WE HAVE OUR WINNERS. THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.]

The story in Central Texas is Mike Napoli coming through loud and clear. The story in St. Louis is Tony La Russa hearing static on the line while his players left everything else on base. But here in Metsopotamia, where we take every opportunity we can [...]