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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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DVD Giveaway Clue No. 1

The FAFIF readership’s reluctance to read my mind on the current contest tells me I need to start offering a few clues if I want to give away the New York Mets 50 Greatest Players DVD . Or at least one clue. As such, please read these instructions carefully, with an emphasis on the the [...]

‘50 Greatest’ DVD Can Be Yours

This postseason is about to get much more fun for Mets fans who like to read, thanks to the good folks at A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions. They’ve given us some outstanding DVDs to give away to Faith and Fear readers in the Continental United States and Canada, and we’re going to do start doing [...]

Not In It, But Never Out Of It

Something struck me while the Giants were being demolished by the Reds, 9-0, Sunday and the Nationals were getting stomped by Carlos Beltran’s Cardinals, 12-4, Monday: this never happens to us.

The Mets have never been truly blown out of a postseason game. They’ve never lost one by eight runs. They’ve never lost one by nine [...]

Abyssinia, Larry

 

Somebody cared enough to pay homage to Shea, and it wasn’t a Met.

On Sunday, I made my final trip to Shea, from Manhattan to Flushing Meadow on the team bus. Excuse me. Not Shea. Citi Field. Shea is the third of my four kids, all boys. Shea Stadium was the place where the fans [...]

Leave the Mets, See the World (Series?)

The beginning of a postseason series, when your team isn’t involved and you feel no automatic rooting interest, is a baseball fan’s awkward professional networking cocktail party. You show up out of obligation, you don’t really feel as if you belong, you scan the room for any familiar face and you overcompensate for your discomfort [...]

This Tweak in Baseball

Nice to see so many Braves fans decided all at once to reject the symbolism inherent in their foam tomahawks and hurl them to the field in protest of what they represent. What surprised me was learning they also found empty Bud Light cans culturally insensitive.

Or maybe they just thought they got jobbed on a [...]

So It's One More Round for Experience

Just for an instant, a halo formed around the 2012 Mets. It happened when Bryan Petersen swung through Bobby Parnell’s two-out, one-two pitch in the bottom of the ninth at Marlins Park early Wednesday evening. It was strike three, but Kelly Shoppach couldn’t hold onto it. Petersen dutifully took off for first, but Shoppach found [...]

The Less Likely Joys of the Game

The season is all but over, and ending without me. Last weekend we were at a wedding, and then I headed to Florida to help teach a journalism seminar. The Mets will play their final game while I’m on a plane tonight, meaning that the last significant Mets moment I saw in [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1987

Thursday night at 7:30, when you’ll have gone about 24 hours without Mets baseball and be Jonesing more than you can imagine for fresh Mets content, turn to SNY and feast your eyes on the debut of Mets Yearbook: 1987. It covers a season I remember unfondly for its failure to be 1986 (worst…92-win year…ever!) but in a [...]

The Abdominal Showman

He won 20 games, 19 of them after tearing an abdominal muscle in his second outing of the year. That he didn’t win a 21st in his last start doesn’t detract one iota from the season he crafted.

Will Cy Young voters hold it against R.A. Dickey that he couldn’t add one final win to his [...]