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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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It's Who Ya Know

Ryder takes his FAFIF shirt out for a Citi Field on-field spin.

Stephanie and I have enjoyed telling people we know Ryder Chasin since the day we met him at his Bar Mitzvah in the fall of 2009. If that sounds like an unusual place to meet somebody for the first time, Ryder was no […]

30/30 Meets 37 14 41 42

Howard Johnson, Ryder Chasin and the shirt heard 'round the world.

Howard Johnson could hit home runs and steal bases in tandem (if not simultaneously; the rules don’t allow that) like no Met before him and no Met after him. Only Darryl Strawberry could do it — 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in […]

Suites, Symmetry & Shared Vocabulary

The Mets throw all sorts of obscure statistics on their scoreboard in the hours before a game starts, including how they’re doing at home on a given day of the week. For example, before the Mets opened against the Rockies, word was posted that the Mets were 9-0 this year on Tuesday nights at Citi […]

27 Minutes Outside Citi Field

Ebbets Field was always in reach. There were obstacles — money, the policeman’s shoe, a leap, the greasy garageman — but a boy could contend with them and triumph, if he had wit and persistence and a touch of courage. It was easy and absolutely irrational to relate getting to see a Dodger game with […]

What the Breakfast Chicken Hatched

Athletes have been known be implored to attend Bar Mitzvahs. Sometimes it’s because a particular athlete is Jewish; there’s a great bit in a movie called Keeping Up With The Steins about an extraordinarily competitive L.A. family trying to get then-Dodger Shawn Green to show up at their son’s affair. Sometimes it’s because the fan […]

The Men Who Stare At Mets

Me and Ryder Chasin on the occasion of his departure from childhood. Ryder had his Bar Mitzvah celebration at Citi Field Saturday and was kind enough to invite my wife and me. Here’s to becoming a man and, maybe, a man who has a contender to watch in 2010.

Up Against the Wall

You know what goes well with a wall full of Mets baseball cards? Connecticut’s own Ryder Chasin sure does. We’re happy to see the Faith and Fear numbers complement however many hundreds of cards he has up behind him and we wish him mazel tov! this Saturday as he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah. We hear it’s […]

Rites of Passage

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.

They checked […]

He Has Great Taste in Headgear, Too

You’re used to seeing Ross Chapman in this space looking sharp in a Faith and Fear t-shirt. Last Saturday, however, he suited up for a different kind of game, Bar Mitzvahed straight into manhood now that’s he reached the age of Edgardo Alfonzo, Neil Allen and the recently departed Billy Wagner. Ross took his first step […]

Destruction of the Temple

Somebody became a man at Shea Stadium in 1995, according to Bar Mitzvah Disco, the most awesome book from which this picture is lovingly borrowed. Now William A. Synagogue is on the verge of disappearing. Talk about your cause for an oy vey!

Note the Harry M. Stevens guy will not serve or sell beer to minors. Bad news […]