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Greg Prince and Jason Fry
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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Party On, Phils! (In Washington)

Let’s not mistake this for a triumph. A triumph is clinching your division. The Phillies will know triumph very soon.

But they don’t know it yet.

You can only win what’s in front of you on a given day. The Mets won a ballgame they didn’t want to lose, one I’m pretty sure none of us wanted […]

Can't Clinch Every Night

I now understand there are two kinds of nights at Shea Stadium. There are nights when the Mets clinch their first National League Eastern Division championship in 18 years and there are all other nights.

Surprisingly, Wednesday was the latter. I was surprised because since shortly after 9:30 Monday night I’ve been riding and writing on […]

My Head Held Hung

We could all use our own Ricky Ledee. We could all use a caddy to go in and play for us the day after we’ve had a big time the night before. We could all use a guy who might go 0-for-4 in our stead but nobody would notice and few would complain.

I wasn’t technically […]

The Day After

Took the day off from work, largely so I could lie around the house being tired but happy. The Mets’ starting lineup did too — Emily and Joshua and I came back from dinner to find it was 2-0 Marlins, with Michael Tucker at the plate and nobody out. Tucker got a hit, Chris Woodward […]

We Win

Attention citizens of the National League Eastern Division: You have a new champion.

There isn’t a combination of Phillie or Marlin or Brave or National wins that adds to a hill of beans now. They can’t touch us in 2006. We win.

It is fricking remarkable that we haven’t been able to say that since 1988. Back […]

Rock and Roll

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,

It’s been a long time since I did the stroll.

Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back, let me get it back,

Baby where I come from.

It’s been a long time, been a long time,

Been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely time.

I didn’t […]

Front Runners, At Last

After 18 seasons, Faith has trumped Fear. FAFIF’s own Jason and Greg enjoy the 2006 National League Eastern Division title just moments before earned by your 2006 National League Eastern Division Champion New York Mets. Note my exceedingly rare 1976 Bicentennial-model Mets cap, rarer still Brooklyn Cyclones quasi-forerunner Queens Kings t-shirt from their only campaign […]

Mr. Met Loves to Redecorate

He’s got a hammer. And he’s got some nails. Now he has a divisional championship banner to affix above the rightfield wall. Mr. Met is enjoying this first stage of his extreme Shea makeover.

Illustration courtesy of Zed Duck Studios, home of yet another fan of the 2006 National League Eastern Division Champion New York Mets.

As In We're No. 1!

Mr. Met knows the score. We’re No. 1!

The Faith and Fear Magic Number Countdown was a 2006 Production of Zed Duck Studios.

Chasing The Clouds Away

Hey partner: Do you remember the 27th night of September?

C’mon, think…six years ago. You and I witnessed what nobody has seen since then, what many of us hope to see tonight.

We saw the Mets clinch at Shea!


OK, it wasn’t that woo-hooish. But it happened. Surely one of the six most memorable clinches in Mets history […]