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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.

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Fifty Sheas of Krane (The Answers)

If I learned anything from the contestants who vied for the Fifty Sheas of Krane grand prize of the New York Mets 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD Set from A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions is that if they devoted themselves to designing a similar contest for me to take, I’d be hard-pressed to match the [...]

Fifty Sheas of Krane (The Contest)

The longest-serving Met ever is all that stands between you and the greatest Mets DVD collection ever.

Ed Kranepool celebrated his birthday last Thursday. Maybe you’ll be celebrating soon, too.

That’s because you have a chance to win the best prize we’ve ever given away here, The New York Mets 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD Set, [...]

There Go the 8,002 No-Hitters

That darn Giancarlo Stanton really did it to us Sunday. What a bastard.

The walkoff grand slam that added a fashionable dent to the fishy Home Run Sculpture? No, not that (though that sucked, too). I’m talking about Stanton’s first hit, the single to center that opened the bottom of the second, which was the Marlins’ [...]

Letter to Dana

Among the many Mets bloggers carrying on for the one who couldn't make it to Hofstra were Steve Keane, John Coppinger, Taryn Cooper and yours truly. (Photo courtesy of Jason Bornstein.)

Dear Dana,

I either have to thank you or blame you for directing me to file my overdue report on the Hofstra Mets 50th Anniversary [...]

Necessary Revisions

Thursday in Hempstead was incredibly outstanding, if not quite as incredibly outstanding as Thursday in Flushing, thus some last-minute changes to Friday’s program have been implemented.

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK METS
50TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

PROGRAM ADDENDA

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 9:00 AM
THE NIEUWENHUIS EFFECT:
When Rookies Represent An Experience

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 10:30 AM
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING:
Sustainability Issues Related To [...]

Vigorous Conference and Self Promotion

Hope you’re making plans to join us at Hofstra for the 50th Anniversary Mets conference, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All of it will be worthy of your consideration and aims to do Dana Brand’s vision for it proud. But on a personal note, it occurs to me I might as well tell you where to [...]

Please Come to Hofstra for the Conference

You’re a Mets fan who likes to read. Chances are you’re a Mets fan who likes to think, to talk, to listen. Chances are you like doing those things about the Mets and with other Mets fans.

Boy, do I have an event for you.

One week from today, Hofstra University’s Cultural Center presents the 50th Anniversary [...]

Stay Classy, Mets

If there’s one thing Johan Santana does not strike me as, it’s insecure. He suffered the worst outing of his career Tuesday night in Atlanta — same place his professional life had to be put on interminable hold in 2010 — yet judging by his calm demeanor and rational responding during a postgame media grilling [...]

Hofstra Time

Register. Attend. Take part.

The Hofstra 50th Anniversary Mets Conference must be getting close, and not just because I finally finished writing my paper for it. Indeed, the event Dana Brand envisioned and cultivated for years is upon us, arriving April 26-28, just three weeks from tomorrow. Registration information, along with a (mostly complete) program, [...]

The Living Memory of the 1962 Mets

 “His time is becoming part of history, not living memory, and we need to reach across the generations in new ways.”
—Caroline Kennedy, January 13, 2011, on her father’s presidency (1961-1963)

Mike Baxter appears to have beaten out Vinny Rottino for a spot on the 2012 Opening Day roster, though if Andres Torres isn’t ready to go, [...]