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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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Meet Me in New Jersey

Learn, baby, learn...about the Mets and stuff.

2015: The best kind of history.

Though our nation turned its Piazza eyes to mythic Cooperstown on Sunday afternoon, it is Hoboken that makes a convincing claim as the true labor/delivery room of the National Pastime. The first baseball game for which there is a record took place on June 19, 1846, at Elysian Fields, way on the other side of the Hudson (albeit not so deep in the bosom of suburbia). The final score was New York Nine 23 Knickerbockers 1.

I sincerely hope we can make the next great date in Hoboken baseball history Monday, August 8, 2016, when you join me at Little City Books at 7 PM for an evening of Mets book talk. The book is Amazin’ Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens. The talk will strive to be stimulating enough to carry an off night on the Mets’ schedule. We may not do anything anybody will look up 170 years from now, but I’m willing to bet we can entertain one another more effectively than the Knickerbocker pitching staff held the Nine in check.

If you’re in New Jersey, I’m excited to come see you. If you’re anywhere else in the area, it’s only a PATH train ride from Manhattan. Let’s make a little baseball history together. Let’s have the most fun Mets fans can have on a night the Mets aren’t playing.

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