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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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No Better Medicine

Need a cure for the common winter? It’s coming 1:10 PM Friday. Just because what the Mets do against the Nationals in their exhibition opener won’t count doesn’t mean it won’t be good for what ails us.

It’s baseball, featuring players we’ve heard of, beamed to our screens by SNY and through our speakers by WOR. Tune in. Savor it. Inhale. Drool. Get some Mets into your system, for goodness sake. You haven’t had nearly enough lately.

The potential inherent in baseball’s medicinal properties should be obvious to everyone who’s been exposed to any five-day forecast since December. The Mets on Grapefruit League TV and radio is an effective inoculation against the pointlessness of March, but if you need a little booster shot, I have a referral for you.

On Thursday night, March 6, at 7 o’clock, come on over to Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in Manhattan (67 E. 11th St., between Broadway and University) for “Baseball As Good Medicine,” a fundraising event in which stories centered on the “amazing, magical, mysterious healing qualities” of our beloved game will be told — including by yours truly — and money will be raised to help the Photo ID Foundation help some deserving kids.

Here’s what Photo ID does:

“Our work puts cameras and other tools in the hands of young people with medical challenges/life threatening illnesses to enable them to create media projects that communicate, educate and transform their experiences.”

Purchase a ticket here for as little as $25 and enjoy an evening of baseball, food, drink and a little more baseball while supporting a fine cause. And if I didn’t mention it, there’ll be baseball.

I hope to see you there.

8 comments to No Better Medicine

  • metsfaninparadise

    The start of spring games is always within a day or so of my birthday (today) and I regard it as a gift from the Mets, usually the best gift I get in any year. I will be glued to my computer screen watching every pitch. Finally!!

  • Happy post birthday to you. Happy pre New Year to everybody.

  • Lenny65

    They were discussing FAFIF on today’s WOR radio telecast! Let’s hope that becomes a trend!

  • 5w30

    That former Kansas City Royals PR guy with a reported Oxycontin problem made for a scintillating Mets WOR pregame show, eh? What a rush.

  • EMW

    Not living in the promised land where I can watch our Mets in person during the season, I am in the next best place, a modest drive to Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie where I can enjoy Spring Training. Interesting acquainting myself with the new guys on the field, judging for myself how they play, and wondering who will end up on the roster. Tradition field is a small ballpark, and it has that homey, old-fashioned feel where there are still vendors from local clubs and charities cooking up food as well as the standard ballpark fare. Really great place to spend an afternoon. Funny that roles are reversed, me being the one that gets to see it up close and in person and most of “you all” clustering around a TV. Well, soon enough it will be for me, so I will enjoy Spring Training while it lasts, even though nobody is keeping score. As far as I am concerned, it is always a win if I get to watch our guys in action in person.