If you’re familiar with Faith and Fear’s origins story, you know Jason and I “met” on an America Online board approximately 18½ years ago (a time frame not to be confused with nearly two decades, because that would be a chronological impossibility, for crissake) and we took off for Shea Stadium and points unknown from there. That forum was our equivalent of Ted Baxter’s “5,000-watt radio station in Fresno, California,” a city that happens to have been another fortuitous Met breeding ground, come to think of it.
All this time later, there’s suddenly more Mets talk bubbling up from our mid-’90s electronic stomping grounds. I recently heard from one of our old AOL compatriots who let me know he and another fellow from what we’ll call back in the day have caught the orange & blue blogging fever. James Preller (a children’s author whose work boasts at least a partial baseball bent) and Michael Geus call their site, appropriately enough, 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball. It’s, well, two guys talking Mets baseball, in case the name didn’t give it away. They talk about it with depth and passion and are a welcome addition to the Metsosphere in my book and among my bookmarks. Give their conversation a listen sometimes.
And if you were planning on listening to/participating in the baseball talk at the Hope Shines For Shannon dinner, the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy has forced the rescheduling of this worthwhile event for November 29. More information here — and a great story on Shannon Forde’s indefatigable spirit from Bob Klapisch here.