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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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Holy Smokes!

Thanks to the best blog readers in all of Metsdom, the Faith and Fear in Flushing retired numbers t-shirt has been spotted in ballparks all over America and on a couple of continents besides this one since its introduction during the 2006 postseason.

But we’d never seen anything like this until now.

Not the FAFIF shirt, [...]

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 [...]

Something's Fishy Here

May Fish tank at Citi tonight.

The newly Miami’d and unfortunately Jose’d Marlins come to Citi Field tonight, but at least a few Mets fans have already inspected new Marlins Park, and at least one has done it in style. FAFIF reader and Team McGraw runner Sharon Chapman (pictured with son Ross) shows off The [...]

From Merry Olde England

The life of Brian includes a numerical tribute to a team that doesn't swing by the U.K. too often.

Before the Christmas trees start coming down and just ahead of Boxing Day, we have this cup of Yuletide cheer to share from the United Kingdom. FAFIF reader Brian Spencer — whom Stephanie and I had [...]

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 [...]

Mets: The Final Frontier

The Faith and Fear shirt made it to Space Mountain not too long ago, courtesy of the truly happy to be there Jason Fingerman. And if you have space in your t-shirt collection, you know how to fill it.

Shirts So Good

We probably won’t be updating the world-famous Faith and Fear t-shirt to incorporate “75″ into its world-famous design, but as long as we’re throwing the phrase “world-famous” around, we have a couple of relatively recent examples of the shirt out in the world, both from way back when Francisco Rodriguez was still a Met.

Here is [...]

We Still Love This Game

The 2010 Mets are a temporary condition. Mets fandom, however, is a lifetime proposition. Some dispatches from around Metsopotamia, most of them showing us again that blue and orange waters run deep.

• Faith and Fear reader Tim Hanley wrote in to let us know he and his home movie of Ron Swoboda’s Game [...]

Blue, Orange & Evergreen

The state is Washington, but the numbers aren't the Mariners'.

That Faith and Fear shirt, a hardy perennial of better wardrobes since 2006, sure gets around. Its latest stop is the Evergreen State, also known as Washington. Bringing it to the Pacific Northwest is Kevin Chapman, he who resiliently started one defiant LET’S [...]

Welcoming Minnesota

"Say, I thought you people had a roof over your stadium."

Oh joy, another American League opponent to whom we’ve given zero collective thought until now and to whom we’ll give just as much come Monday. Which one is it this time? The North Stars? Whatever. The important thing is Ross Chapman headed to Minnesota [...]