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Jason Fry and Greg Prince
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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The Wrist of the Story

Six years ago today, the world became deprived of Tug McGraw. The prevailing emotion among Mets fans, baseball fans and humanity fans was sadness, which seemed not quite right since I can’t think of a ballplayer who more personified Joy with a capital J, to say nothing of Belief with a capital B. [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1963

Thursday night (12/17) at 7:30 marks the fifth and oldest to date installment of Mets Yearbook on SNY. It’s 1963 and, based on my previous viewing of this particular highlight film, it promises to be a gem among gems. That’s sayin’ something considering the channel has batted 4-for-4 with a quartet home runs thus far. [...]

So Young, Yet So Overgrown

Citi Field in the offseason…not exactly the happiest place on Earth, at least from this corner.

And There Happens To Be a Housing Project Right Here

Mets fan in my heart, Giants fan in my soul, but the Dodgers are rattling around in there somewhere. With the help of the intrepid Peter Laskowich, I lit out in November to try to understand Citi Field a little better by interfacing with the spirit of its architectural progenitor. I don’t know if I [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1968

Programming reminder: Thursday night, 7:30, SNY marks the 21st century debut of the 1968 highlight film, the fourth in the sensational Mets Yearbook series. Could it possibly be as great as last week’s foray into 1975 when we got to Meet The Mets of chatty Dave Kingman, promising Mike Vail, genius-in-waiting Joe Frazier and Dairylea [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1975

SNY’s excellent Mets Yearbook series returns Thursday night, December 3, at 7:30 with the 1975 highlight film. Find out if Tom Seaver strikes out 200 batters for an eighth consecutive year.

And speaking of seeing Tom Seaver, if you haven’t seen the Alaska Goldpanners’ fabulous footage from the future Franchise’s first major league start, 4/13/67 at [...]

Come In For a Landing

What Shea Stadium was to the 1969 World Champion New York Mets as they were becoming the 1969 World Champion New York Mets,The Miracle Has Landed is for all of eternity. It is their home. You will not find a more thorough nor definitive collection of perspectives on and passions for this team of teams. [...]

Literally Meeting the Mets

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade of 1961 served as the coming out party for your New York Mets, led by their first and still most prominent face, Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel.

Image borrowed with much appreciation from a great early-’60s Flickr photostream here.

And This Is Better...How?

I’m with Jason on this, but more so. The Mets had a decent idea to revise their pinstripe uniforms and didn’t execute. This is what it will look like. The proof will be on the players, but it doesn’t match up to the wonderful unis worn on August 22 when Tom and his Terrific teammates took the [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1984

The second installment of the highly acclaimed SNY series Mets Yearbook debuts tonight, Thursday, at 7:30 with a return to 1984. Be sure to catch Keith Hernandez, Jesse Orosco, Darryl Strawberry and all the Rising Stars.

Image courtesy of kcmets.com