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Greg Prince and Jason Fry
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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Somebody Signed Up for This

Not everybody who’s born to be a Mets fan reaches his destiny immediately. Take Sam Maxwell, who went through a harrowing transitional period between birth and his Mets fandom. He mistakenly rooted for some other team through his youth but then saw the light (no matter how dimly it flickers some years) and embraced Metsishness with the zeal (or Zeile) of the converted. Thus he welcomes us to his new blog, Converted Mets Fan, with an opening opus he’d like to share with his fellow congregants, “Dumping the Navy Pinstripes for the Orange and Blue”. Check it out here.

For all the worms who slithered off in the other direction, circa 1977 or 1996 or whenever, it’s good to know we get a fine, upstanding young person ultimately rejecting the unseemly and joining our ranks now and again.

4 comments to Somebody Signed Up for This

  • Schneck

    We Met fans welcome newcomers with open arms. Try to ignore that look in our eyes, though, that says “Escape while you can!” Of course our pain, suffering, frustration, misery, pessimism, etc still beats being on the Dark Side. Sounds sarcastic but it is absolutely true.

  • NostraDennis

    There is redemption. No one is beyond hope. If only my brother Rob read this blog…

  • Florida Met Fan Rich

    Talk about lousy timing!…..

  • Lenny65

    You gotta respect a guy who hops on NOW, as opposed to those converts who jumped on in 1985 or 1999. I know a few of the latter and although they’re welcome, I never fully trust them. Until you endure the pain and comprehend the weirdness, you’re not really one of us.