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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 Happiest Recap: 160-161

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 160th game in any Mets season, the “best” 161st game in any Mets season…and […]

The Happiest Recap: 112-114

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 112th game in any Mets season, the “best” 113th game in any Mets season, […]

The Happiest Recap: 064-066

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season consisting of the “best” 64th game in any Mets season, the “best” 65th game in any Mets season, […]

Mets Yearbook: 1982

“Operator, please connect me with 1982,” Randy Travis yodeled on a country hit in 1986. “I need to make apologies for what I didn’t do.” I think it’s fair to say Randy Travis wasn’t a Mets fan, for in 1986, nobody wanted to make a call to the season that crumbled so definitively four years […]

We Still Love This Game

The 2010 Mets are a temporary condition. Mets fandom, however, is a lifetime proposition. Some dispatches from around Metsopotamia, most of them showing us again that blue and orange waters run deep.

• Faith and Fear reader Tim Hanley wrote in to let us know he and his home movie of Ron Swoboda’s Game […]

Spring Awakening

If the meaningless games in March take on occasionally deeper meaning, then it must be Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.

“The baseball exhibition! The baseball exhibition!”

That was my roommate talking. He didn’t know anything about baseball, but he knew that the proper phrase was “exhibition game,” a nugget that had thus far eluded […]

Expectation & Disappointment

If we’ve found something more disturbing than the reportedly imminent inking of Chan Ho Park on which to dwell, then it must be Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.

Brace yourself. The Mets got George Foster.

Brace yourself. The Mets got one of the most…no, the most dangerous hitter in the game.

Brace yourself. The Mets […]

Through The Years

If memories were all I sang

I’d rather drive a truck

—Rick Nelson

It’s Friday. I’m having a Flashback. So what else is new?

Nothing’s new, actually. This has been our quietest transaction winter to early January since 1997-98 when we were waiting our turn to pick through the wreckage of the Florida Marlins’ self-immolation until we could […]

Through The Years

If memories were all I sang
I’d rather drive a truck
—Rick Nelson

It’s Friday. I’m having a Flashback. So what else is new?

Nothing’s new, actually. This has been our quietest transaction winter to early January since 1997-98 when we were waiting our turn to pick through the wreckage of the Florida Marlins’ self-immolation until we could scoop […]