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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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Where'd Those All-Stars Go?


Where’s Waldo? Who cares? We know where Matt Harvey and David Wright are, in Mets uniforms, tonight and for the foreseeable future. They were our All-Star representatives and the All-Star break is coming to a blessed end this evening at 7:10. Where else would they be but with the Mets still?

That’s not always such an easy question to answer in these situations, because five times in their history, the Mets have taken one of their All-Stars and traded him away in the same season they were so honored. Those Mets were…

Sure, I could tell you, but if you tell me, you can win a great prize!

Thanks to the folks at MLB Productions, who are thrilled to let you know a torrent of titles from the Major League Baseball Productions Film & Video Archive are now available digitally on iTunes, we have some great Mets DVDs to give away, and we’re gonna do that right now, IF you can name the following:

• The five (5) Mets All-Stars who the Mets traded in the years they were Mets All-Stars — that is after that year’s All-Star Game and before the season in question was over;

• The team to whom each was traded;

• The year each trade took place;

• And at least one of the players each of those players brought back in trade.

For example, “1) The Mets traded Joe Schmo in 19XX to the Whatchamacallits for Frank Shank. 2) The Mets traded Bill Pill in 20XX to the Whosists for Sam Sham.” and like that. I need five of those — but the actual answers — e-mailed to

And if you tell me the five correct answers? You win a copy of Baseball’s Greatest Games: New York Mets First No-Hitter on DVD, featuring the paradigm-smashing June 1, 2012 exploits of 2009 New York Mets All-Star Johan Santana. (This baby includes the English and Spanish radio calls in addition to the SNY telecast.) Actually, we have TWO copies to give away, so we’ll take the first TWO sets of correct answers for DVDs.

AND we’ll have a couple of more contests in the coming week or so for other great prizes.

Since these DVDs are being provided to us in the interest of promoting MLB on iTunes, here is the informational copy the nice MLB Productions folks asked us to run:

Aside from MLB Bloopers and Prime 9: MLB Heroics, available programming includes The Best of the Home Run Derby and Prime 9: All-Star Moments; Official World Series Films dating back to 1947, including the 1969 and 1986 films; the first season of This Week In Baseball, which originally aired in 1977; a documentary offering a fresh perspective on Jackie Robinson’s life and career; recent productions, including a comprehensive film chronicling every era of World Series play and documentaries created to celebrate notable anniversaries for the Mets, Astros and Red Sox; bloopers titles highlighting the funniest MLB moments; and many other titles. Any of these films can now be downloaded from the iTunes store. Prices range from $1.99 for individual episodes of Prime 9 and This Week in Baseball to $19.99 for the Official 2012 World Series Film in HD.

Good luck!


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