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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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Instincts All Awry

The fan’s instinct is to choose the following:

• Pursuing the extra base over playing it safe.

• Letting the starter pitch as long as he can.

• Extra innings in the event of a tie score in the bottom of the ninth on the road.

• Staying awake postgame in order to watch AMC’s Breaking Bad Season Four [...]

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 [...]

Mets 1, New York Times 0

I saw this New York Times piece on my iPad and spent the next couple of hours trying to keep my blood from boiling.

I love the Times, but Jim Luttrell’s post is tone-deaf about Mets fans specifically, baseball fans in general, and ignores the actually interesting currents and tribes of the city in favor of [...]

Oh The Bell With It

I’d be a lot more miffed about the National League’s umpteenth consecutive All-Star defeat if…

A) The Mets and hosting duties for a portion of the 2009 World Series weren’t looming so definitively as mutually exclusive propositions.

B) The lack of National League home field advantage was theoretically going to cost the Mets an extra game at [...]

Release Heath Bell

Tell your sabermetrics to shut up. If you show me any statfangled data that indicate Heath Bell is a heckuva pitcher just waiting to blossom, I will look away. Because if I don’t, I will grab them and shred them. And that would be rude.

I don’t care what Heath Bell did in Norfolk two summers [...]