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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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Perfect Choice from an Imperfect Team

You get the sense that Daniel Murphy has never been picked first for anything in his life — and that it’s never deterred him a bit.

Murphy is the Mets’ second baseman because he was blocked at third, couldn’t play left and wasn’t suited for first. Also, a plethora of would-be second basemen had to fall […]

Quiz: Beyond the 1986 Stars

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The 1986 World Series was quite literally a star-studded affair. Now all of it can be yours — even the parts not so stellarly studded. For as you’re about to find out, sometimes you have to search beyond the stars in order to grab what glitters most.

MLB […]

Talk About Your Quickie Quizzes

Answers already? Yup. Sharp-eyed readers Chris D’Orso of Sound Beach and Walter Harvey of Highland Mills are our winners of the 1986 World Series Game Six DVD quiz, brought to us by MLB Productions. They knew:

1) The three former Mets who became All-Stars with the Red Sox were Felix Mantilla (1965), Jeff Reardon (1991) and […]

Quiz: Mets, Red Sox & Stars

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One of the defining moments of the 1986 World Series occurred almost a year before the Fall Classic to end all Fall Classics was played. On November 13, 1985, the Mets sent John Christnesen, Calvin Schiraldi, Wes Gardner and LaSchelle Tarver to the Red Sox in exchange for Bobby […]

Where'd Those All-Stars Go?

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Where’s Waldo? Who cares? We know where Matt Harvey and David Wright are, in Mets uniforms, tonight and for the foreseeable future. They were our All-Star representatives and the All-Star break is coming to a blessed end this evening at 7:10. Where else would they be but […]

CelebR.A.te, CelebWright

It’s tempting to overindulge in Metsopotamian indignation over the National League starting lineup’s two most gallingly glaring deficiencies, but instead I’ll defer to William DeVaughn’s judgment, circa 1974.

Just be thankful for what you’ve got.

David Wright, as previously discussed, should be starting at third in the All-Star Game. Instead he’s backing up a nickname who was […]

The Glitter Twins

David Wright and Jose Reyes are All-Stars together for the third time in their careers. Once they were elected as a left side tandem in 2006, I would have assumed it would be an annual event. It became one in 2007. Then it stopped being one. David had to be named a last-minute reserve in […]

Problems I Did Not Know I'd Have

From approximately 4:22 PM until 10:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, I rooted for a first-place team, albeit one whose claim was staked temporarily and by a mere two percentage points. Still, what a wonderful six hours and nine minutes it was…particularly the part before 7:10.

Then the lights went out. The lights went out on the […]

Dock Ellis to Doc Gooden

Welcome to Flashback Friday: I Saw The Decade End, a milestone-anniversary salute to the New York Mets of 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. Each week, we immerse ourselves in or at least touch upon something that transpired within the Metsian realm 40, 30, 20 or 10 years ago. Amazin’ or not, here it comes.

The last […]

Twinkle, Twinkle White-Hot Mets

Don’t know what’ll happen tonight in the stadium with the unfortunate name, but if recent form holds and the National League is getting its ass kicked, its clock cleaned and its bell rung, Clint Hurdle may think back to two nights earlier and wonder why he didn’t act on what he saw.

He saw Reyes. And […]