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Eavesdrop on These Guys

Posted By Greg Prince On November 2, 2012 @ 2:12 am In 1 | Comments Disabled

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 [1] 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 [2] whose work boasts at least a partial baseball bent [3]) and Michael Geus call their site, appropriately enough, 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball [4]. 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 [5] dinner, the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy has forced the rescheduling of this worthwhile event for November 29. More information here [6] — and a great story on Shannon Forde’s indefatigable spirit from Bob Klapisch here [7].

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URLs in this post:

[1] we took off for Shea Stadium: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/2005/06/17/theres-still-a-pulse/

[2] children’s author: http://www.jamespreller.com/

[3] baseball bent: http://www.amazon.com/Six-Innings-James-Preller/dp/0312602405/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

[4] 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball: http://2guystalkingmetsbaseball.com/

[5] Hope Shines For Shannon: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/2012/10/17/hope-shining-for-shannon/

[6] here: http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/58700/charity-event-postponed

[7] here: http://www.northjersey.com/columnists/Klapisch_Fundraiser_aimed_at_helping_Mets_employee_with_cancer.html?page=all

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