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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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One Joke Deserves Another

This was just a joke between your bloggers on Twitter. But screw it. It’s fitting.

15 comments to One Joke Deserves Another

  • Inside Pitcher

    That sums it up perfectly!

  • FL Met Fab Rich

    CAlling that baseball is a bit of a stretch, unless you are watching a different game.

    This team is a disaster in chaos! I like baseball too, but this team doesn’t play it!

    Closer to the basement than first place and we have tha Marlins in our division….Really?

    We will be lucky to finish ahead of the,.

    “Once a week take a peek HARVEY”!

  • Dgwphotography

    That’s the perfect form for 4 out of 5 games..

  • Steve D

    I like Collins…it’s not all his fault…but I expect Wally any day. If they lose today, could happen tomorrow.

  • Dave

    It’s gotten to the point that I figure opposing pitchers have underachieved if they don’t pitch a no hitter.

  • packard

    I like the fact that you leave a place to fill in the blank for “was bad” and “made a dumb play” but didn’t find it necessary for “hit”. “Nobody” is always the appropriate answer.

  • Kevin from Flushing


    I must admit, I was happy we got shut out. Save those runs for Harvey!

  • joenunz

    Wearing my “Do Something Else This Summer” t-shirt. On sale at

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  • 9th string catcher

    It doesn’t seem fair that the two of you have to blog every single game of this horrendous season. You should have guest bloggers take some of the burden.

  • ToBeDetermined

    Has anyone commented upon the fact that SNY has abandoned the current team in their opening sequence “banners” and has started using old timers instead?

    Mostly from the ’69 and ’86 teams, though I spotted Mike Piazza one time.

  • Lenny65

    Well, at least we have Harvey today. Perhaps they’ll squeak out a cheap run or two and get the guy a win. Maybe.

    Is it time to start asking if Ike’s season ranks up there with Mets all-time worsts? I mean it’s gotta be up there on the list, right? I mean he’s putting up sub-Jason Bay numbers. Sub…Jason…Bay. Take away those four homers and he’s worse than Ordonez. REY Ordonez. How long will management pretend he’s eventually going to “come around”? It’s actually painful to watch him right now. Someone somewhere has to do what’s right and pull the plug.

    And after that, maybe they can secretly replace the rest of the roster with random people off the street and see how long it takes anyone to notice. How much worse could they be, you know?

  • Joe D.

    Hi Jason,

    Of course you then missed Sandy in the SNY booth last night when he said he wanted to both win now and build for the future but admitted those players he counted on for the “transition” did not work out as planned and those he counted on to be part of the core for the “future” have taken a step backward.

    Funny, I thought Sandy told Francesa that one could not expect to win with “inexpensive” players who could only “produce 50%” and now he says he was counting on them to win? And wasn’t the “rebuilding” plan supposed to be showing it’s roots around this time when those on the MLB club right now include 1) Davis, 2) Murphy, 3) Duda, 4) Niese, 5) Gee, 6) Harvey, 7) Parnell and by the end of the year (though unproven) 8) Wheeler and 9) d’Arnaud. Add Wright to that and we have ten.

    Did not include Tejada since the Mets say he is not being counted on in the future, along with Valdy.

    That accounts for about 40% of his long-term plan – the remaining, we must assume, come up sometime over the next two seasons. Be patient everybody. That means – giving the kids two years to develop in the majors after their call-up from the minors – completion of the rebuilding plan and getting back into contention is scheduled for 2017. Considering it started in 2011, that means we will be about half way there by the all-star break next season.

    Now, anyone want to figure out how old those ten components mentioned above will be in 2017?

  • Jim LaFemina

    I agree with Steve D. – the disarray was not nearly this bad when Willie Randolph was shown the door in distatesful fashion. The fact that I don’t care one way or the other about Collins (or his entire underproducing staff) tells me all I need to know. This team needs a foot up its rear, and it needs to be strong enough to land Ike in Vegas, baby. Thank goodness the SEC tournament is underway, and the CWS is just around the corner – Let’s Go Gamecocks!

    • Steve D


      I think you do it now…the uproar will die down by the ASG. If not done soon, it has to wait till after the game. Terry said today Ike is not taking his hitting into the field…he knew it, because “Ike told him so.” I think he can’t let himself release his true thoughts, probably out of a defense mechanism…if he let himself go, he’d be a raving lunatic.

  • […] Marlon Byrd’s blast into the second deck to lead off the ninth against closer-in-exile Carlos Marmol did little to cool my anger. “There’s some lipstick for this pig,” I muttered to Emily, and went back to pondering recap narratives: a) Swiftian essay proposing that contraction was inadequate for these Mets and the franchise should instead be expunged from the record books; b) a single line of profanity; c) just reusing last month’s jokey exchange of tweets. […]