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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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Let's Spend The Night With Howie

LB looks better surrounded by and not submerged in water.

It was anything but a dark and stormy night the last time I was in my hometown of Long Beach, a place I’ve seen a lot of the last couple of days on TV as it’s become a body of water instead of merely being surrounded by them. On my most recent trip there, it was the most brilliant of August Sunday afternoons, and I spent it, aurally at least, with my buddies Howie and Josh. I’ll have to tell you about it in some detail one of these evenings when I’m not distracted by wind gusts and power glitches. It was a good day to be with your home team in your hometown.

But in the meantime, a little Howie on the radio would be nice right now, don’t you think? And if we can’t have that, how about some Q&A with Mr. Rose, courtesy of Michael Freund, who recently published this piece in the Jerusalem Post. I’ve been meaning to link to it for a few weeks. The first baseball-free night of the fall, when the world (or perhaps just the New York Metropolitan Area, though to us they’re one and the same) seems to be ending, seems like a good time for a good distraction.

5 comments to Let’s Spend The Night With Howie

  • BlackCountryMet

    A fascinating insight into one of the best sports announcers around. One of the great things about being a Mets fans is our commentators. Both TV & radio calls for Santanas no hitter were outstanding

    • dmg

      totally agree — it’s a point of pride and distinction. especially when you hear the self-promotional witless burblings of the broadcasters that other team in town uses.

  • In Repair

    We spent last night, in the dark, watching the bonus features on the Mets 50th Anniversary 10-DVD set. We similarly felt we were hanging out with old friends :)

  • Joe D

    Hi Greg,

    Just hoping that you, Steph, Jason and all FAFIF readers and your loved ones are safe and sound. Unfortunately, there are no doubt those who have suffered with power losses and property damage and to those, our prayers that those hardships are taken care of quickly.

    It’s hard to get back to normal after all this, but we will.