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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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Reality Trumps Satire

I swear, the headlines on ESPN’s baseball page right now read like a two-year-old Onion come to life. Among them:

Report: Torre to be fired, replaced by Piniella

A-Rod: ‘I sucked’

Bonderman: Perfect through five…

Law: No fight in Yanks

Mets sweep Dodgers to advance

New York’s bullpen slams door late…

Beimel apologizes to teammates for cut hand

Fewer than dozen fans greet […]

The Night Second Billing Was First-Rate

“All I know is that the only thing they’ll be talking about in the city of New York for the remainder of this season is National League baseball.” — Omar Minaya

Well, no. The Yankees led SportsCenter. Tidings of our doings didn’t even arrive until after the first commercial break. WFAN? Wall-to-wall Yankees. Tomorrow’s back pages? […]

Capping Off Holy Saturday

They advertise that you can’t script October. But don’t tell me we didn’t submit this treatment.

Would you have it any other way? Could you ask for a better 300-minute span, one in which the team we hate — along with its final abhorrent remnant of overblown aura and phony mystique — is destroyed and the […]

Let's Make This a Night to Remember

The greatest lineup in baseball history is lining up at the Northwest ticket counter at Detroit Metro.

They couldn’t do much in the ALDS, but they sure know how to take a cab.

How about those ragtag Tigers? With their measly 95 wins, they have just taken three straight from the mighty Yankees and their intimidating 97 […]

Depends What the Score Is

Nothing like victory to turn Shea indignities into amusements.

Your co-bloggers and their wives, famous in these precincts for their remarkable patience, took up residence in the upper deck within high-fiving distance of planes leaving La Guardia, and immediately had to marvel at our neighbors to the immediate rear. These guys should have been the subjects […]

Tom Has Come Today

OK, Glavine…Tom. It’s on you tonight.

I don’t want to contradict myself from yesterday when I said the starting pitcher issue is overemphasized in the postseason, but based on the variables that revealed themselves in Game One — namely the use of all five prime Met relievers — it would be helpful to have Tom Glavine […]

4 O'Clock Thunder

Here’s one vote for starting more games at 4 o’clock. It’s an outstanding time of day to witness postseason baseball in person.

Golden sunlight bathes Shea in early October between 3 and 4. Or so I just learned. As I sat in gorgeous weather waiting for the festivities to unfold, I marveled at how gol’dang good […]

Holy Timoniel!

Great Timo’s Ghost! After following Jason’s suggestion and reading Jayson Stark, I just realized the Double Tag Double Play was the spiritual undoing of the last Game One the Mets were in. This time it was our outfielder and our infielder who executed beautifully, and this time it was the other team’s baserunners who looked […]

Best Episode Ever

There is a tendency to overreact to the last thing seen. And ya know what? It’s the best tendency in the world.

I was at Game One today and I had the most awesome time ever, it was the greatest game ever, the greatest win ever. The Mets are the most excellent team ever and the […]

More-Substantive Commentary to Follow

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