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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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See You at the Crossroads

Two annual rituals of the baseball season cross paths in the middle of every Met June: the instinctive recollection of monumental trades that took place this time of year in years gone by and the reappearance, via clever scheduling nobody asked for, of former friends and foes who now wear American League garb. It seems […]

Take Me Out to Great American Ball Park

Welcome to a special Monday edition of Flashback Friday: Take Me Out to 34 Ballparks, a celebration, critique and countdown of every major league ballpark one baseball fan has been fortunate enough to visit in a lifetime of going to ballgames.

BALLPARK: Great American Ball Park
HOME TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
VISITS: 1
VISITED: July 5, 2003
CHRONOLOGY: 26th of 34
RANKING: […]

When I Was Young, I'd Listen to the Radio

Welcome to Flashback Friday: Tales From The Log, a final-season tribute to Shea Stadium as viewed primarily through the prism of what I have seen there for myself, namely 358 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.

7/27/03 Su Cincinnati 9-6 Trachsel 12 […]

When You Put It That Way

“Why so glum, Greg?”

“Isn’t it obvious? The Mets have lost two of three to the Cardinals.”

“We did that lots. Lost two out of three to a whole bunch of teams.”

“I don’t think you understand, 2003.”

“What don’t I understand? Your Mets are losing and you’re depressed. I know how you get.”

“This is different.”

“How?”

“Well, we’re getting lousy […]