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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.

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Time Is Sort Of On Our Side

’Twas four weeks before Christmas
When over by Shea
Chris Young had been hired
And promised he’d play

That was it for a spell
As signings would go
Talk had been active
But action was slow

The fans became restless
Wondering who’d be a Met
With checks to free agents
Not written yet

The club sent out e-mails
Wishing its very top tiding
While nurturing a roster
That wasn’t exciting

Eyes turned to Sandy
Who we thought would spread green
But he offered up quotes
Touting all that we’d seen

“We’ll take another meeting
“Like we did with Peralta
“Just don’t be dismayed
“If again it’s Tejada

“On Davis! On Duda!
“On Flores and Satin!
“Our glut around first
“Is as thick as Manhattan!”

This is the part
Where someone rides to our aid
Who provides us with players
And won’t moan they get paid

But we root for the Mets
So that would be folly
At least to this point
When little seems jolly

Still, it’s only November
Let’s hope things grow bright
Enjoy your Thanksgiving
Find protection for Wright

A dialogue on fandom — Mets, Giants and in general — between Mark Mehler and me transpires here at Purple Clover.

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