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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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The Year We Turned Ten

With Faith and Fear’s tenth-anniversary year coming to an end, I thought this would be a handy occasion to round up the series of ten articles I wrote to reflect upon our 2005-2015 milestone and revisit their subject matter a bit.

1. Madoff Changes Everything (March 9)

You know what I like to write about? Baseball. One […]

The Happiest 163

Could ya use an extraordinary Met season right about now? Try this one, courtesy of The Happiest Recap, the Faith and Fear series that ran from April to November, capturing the “best” wins from across the first fifty years of New York Mets baseball, numbered from 001 to 163 to correspond to where they fell […]

Dressed to the 9's

In 2009, Flashback Friday commemorated the milestone anniversaries of previous Mets seasons ending in 9: 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999 with a series subtitled I Saw The Decade End. Here, for handy reference (a year after the fact, because I sort of forgot to give it its “Best of FAFIF” cataloguing treatment last December), is […]

34 Ballparks in 34 Paragraphs

What? You didn’t get a ballpark for Christmas? Fear not, for I have regifted one of the presents baseball has given me — a quick trip to the 34 ballparks I’ve visited, passed on to you one paragraph at a time, from least to most beloved. Should you care to linger longer at a given […]

Tying Together the Tales

Though the theme was clear enough, this year’s Flashback Friday execution was, by design, something of a scattershot affair. My assignment was to delve into The Log, the Steno Notebook in which I wrote down the result of every game I ever attended at Shea Stadium. I would glance through it, see what captured my […]

This Is Countdown (Revisited)

That nifty Shea Stadium Final Season logo we saw everywhere we looked for six months did the math for us: 1964-2008. The operable portion of that equation expired on September 28, yet we do have a few days left in what is still — technically — Shea Stadium’s final calendar year. Thus, before we chronologically […]

March Metness in December

We’ve been asking ourselves a lot lately, in light of everything that’s happened these last few months, why we remain fans of this team. We’ve been philosophical, we’ve been frustrated, we’ve been puzzled.

Well, enough of that. Here are the tangible totems of our Met fandom as delivered through the exercise we called March Metness. First […]

Join the Club, 2007

Hopefully, even though years ending in 7 and 2 have produced zero Mets titles, it won’t result in a series of bad trips.

I wrote that on January 5, slightly smug in the notion that for once, we would see a year that ends in a 7 or 2 produce a playoff season.

I was wrong. Sorry […]

Listen to the Countdown, They're Playin' Our Song Again

From the top of the Top 500:

10. There isn’t a Spinners’ radio hit from their halcyon and gorgeous period between 1972 and 1976 that doesn’t flat out make me happy. None makes me happier than One Of A Kind (Love Affair).

9. As I approach Merrick Road, make the next song Baby Baby by Amy Grant. Nothing […]

In Review: The Greatest Hits of 1986

Relieve the Greatest Hits of 1986, as told in Flashback Friday throughout the 2006 season….


Le Bel Age

Mad About You


Higher Love

Danger Zone

Sanctify Yourself

When The Heart Rules The Mind

Live To Tell

The Sweetest Taboo

We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off

The Rain

Absolute Beginners

Manic Monday

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

One Hit to the Body


The Next Time […]