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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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Mets Yearbook: 1970

Imagine if there had been no 1969. Perish the thought, but stay with me for a second. Imagine we’d gone from 1968 and its encouraging leap from 61 to 73 wins to the next season taking the Mets from 73 to 83 wins. Tom Seaver would lead the league in strikeouts and ERA while winning [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1969

SNY is breaking out the good stuff, Thursday night at 6:30. It’s the return of Mets Yearbook, and the edition they’re opening is 1969.

Is there anything else you need to know? I don’t think so.

Image courtesy of kcmets.com.

Mets Yearbook: 1982

“Operator, please connect me with 1982,” Randy Travis yodeled on a country hit in 1986. “I need to make apologies for what I didn’t do.” I think it’s fair to say Randy Travis wasn’t a Mets fan, for in 1986, nobody wanted to make a call to the season that crumbled so definitively four years [...]

Best Black Friday Ever

Either set your recording devices before embarking on the busiest travel/patdown day of the year or hurry back from wherever you’re spending the holiday, and for the love of Mike Bruhert be sure to get your bargain-hunting done early. SNY is running a SEVEN-HOUR MARATHON of Mets Yearbook, every one the network has produced, from [...]

Depth Takes a Halladay

Geez, Roy Halladay’s good. Or as one of my dear friends in all matters Mets put it, “Can’t believe you wanted him to pitch the no-hitter. F history, F the Phillies.”

Normally, yes, but this was something F’ing special. The Reds weren’t coming back. Games aren’t over until they’re over and all that, but it was [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1967

SNY gets back in the memory business Thursday evening at 6:30 with the debut of Mets Yearbook: 1967, celebrating the major league debuts of Joe Moock, Al Schmelz, Les Rohr, Billy Wynne and…I think I’m leaving somebody out. Oh, terrific, I can’t come up with the name.

Easy to lose track of all those 1967 Mets, [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1973

There are two relief pitchers we’ve written about quite a bit in 2010. One is the incumbent closer, whose recent actions have gotten everybody’s attention. It also appears to have gotten him a torn ligament. Francisco Rodriguez, anger management candidate and apparent genius, messed up his right thumb while (allegedly) messing up his girlfriend’s father’s [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1965

Time moves glacially between the last game before the All-Star break and the first game after it (a West Coast game, at that), but to make it through the final hours of the void, there is, thankfully, a time machine: Mets Yearbook. SNY is sprinkling in several greatest hits in the course of Thursday…

• 1976: [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1978

You know what they say about taking lemons and making lemonade? Or whatever it is chickens leave behind and turning it into chicken salad? Well, I’m guessing you’ll know exactly what that’s all about tonight at 6:30 when SNY debuts Mets Yearbook: 1978, wherein a two-game improvement from 1977′s 64-98 disaster will likely be hailed [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1988

Set your DVRs or just get yourself glued to SNY Friday night at 7:00 for the debut of Mets Yearbook: 1988, the latest installment of the best series on television and the latest one we’ll see in chronological terms. Get ready to revisit the powerhouse Mets who were going to reign for years to come: [...]