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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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The Miami Marlins Are the Worst Collective Entity Ever

If you’ve been with us a while, you’ve probably noticed that I hate the Marlins. As in, I really, really, really hate the Marlins. Every three months or so, I have a frothing-at-the-mouth tantrum about them. Since this will be the third of 2012, I’ll keep it fairly short.

To review, though: Back in April I […]

You Down With IPP? (Yeah, He Knew Me)

Filtered through the prism of an era when Generation K was other people’s nickname for IPP (a.k.a. Izzy, Pulse and Paul), Rey Ordoñez was clearly the keeper among young New York shortstops and a dial-up modem ushered a Mets fan into a virtual Mezzanine you had no idea existed, comes an interview between James Preller and […]

Fifty Sheas of Krane (The Contest)

The longest-serving Met ever is all that stands between you and the greatest Mets DVD collection ever.

Ed Kranepool celebrated his birthday last Thursday. Maybe you’ll be celebrating soon, too.

That’s because you have a chance to win the best prize we’ve ever given away here, The New York Mets 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD Set, […]

Welcome, THB Class of 2012

Greg is inputting even more data into the FAFIF Contest-a-Tron 2012 — you should see the smoke coming out of that poor machine. Contest coming soon — in the meantime, here’s the eighth go-round for a Faith & Fear tradition….

Jason Bay is gone, but R.A. Dickey still might be going. That’s how it goes these […]

By Thursday, You'll Need a Drink

David Cone, a Met from 1987 through 1992 and again for a spell in 2003 (we don’t know what he did most of the years in between), is lending his celebrity to help to help those still hurting in the aftermath of stupid storm Sandy…which I’m tired of dignifying as “super”. Coney will be guest-bartending […]

Bay Goes Out With the Tide

(With sincere apologies to Gordon Lightfoot, a renowned Canadian talent who, to the best of our knowledge, has never habitually grounded into rally-killing double play after rally-killing double play.)

The legend lives on
From Minaya on down
Of the big waste they called their star signin’

J. Bay, they did say,
Would always come to play
When they had nothin’ kind […]

Step Right Up and Help the Mets

The Mets are teaming with their community partners at City Harvest to help out New Yorkers suffering from the aftereffects of Super Storm Sandy. The Mets are asking for their fans’ help, too, with a food drive on Wednesday, November 14, between 9 AM and 5 PM, at Citi Field’s Hodges entrance on the first […]

The Lonely Island

In his 1970 book, The New York Mets: The Whole Story, Leonard Koppett concluded that by 1967, “the Mets had become a deeply rooted Long Island entity,” an allusion to geographic proximity, customer base and overall vibe. The Mets played in a Queens venue situated conveniently adjacent to the parkways and expressways that fed Nassau […]

Eavesdrop on These Guys

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 […]