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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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Wednesday Afternoon Lights

Carpet bomb ’em. You understand? Chew ’em up. Spit ’em out. So we understand each other, right?


—Mayor Lucy Rodell (Dillon, Tex.)

As we and us prepare to watch our team encounter their/our first postseason in six years, keep this in mind:

Six innings.

If we can get six innings from John Maine or Joe Vermont or whoever is […]

In Defense of a Pronoun

We’re a little too into sports in this country, I think we gotta throttle back. Know what I mean? People come home from these games, “We won! We won!” No, they won — you watched. — Jerry Seinfeld

It’s one of the rules of being an adult: You realize that you’re not, in fact, a member […]

El Duque's Calf & October 3rd's Revenge

The Giants won the pennant, won the pennant 55 years ago today.

Brad Clontz didn’t even do as well as Ralph Branca 7 years ago today, unleashing a wild pitch that turned Melvin Mora into a de facto Bobby Thomson as the Mets tied for the Wild Card, tied for the Wild Card.

And on this date […]

Roster Curiosities & Questions

The 25-man roster has apparently been decided. Several things jump out.

1) Three catchers. DiFelice joins Lo Duca and Castro, freeing up Ramon as a potential righty pinch-hitter. I like that aspect. RC was swinging the bat very well over the weekend. Sure, it would be nice if he could bring a pinch-runner with him, but […]

The Greg Postseason Preview

I will be happy. I already am. I have been since first place became our permanent place for 2006 in April, but this is another dimension of happiness. I’m afloat and will remain so until further notice.

I will be immersed. We’re in the playoffs. It’s all I can think about. In late October 2000, I […]