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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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And Do Something About That Mole

The Mets wanted Carlos Beltran to get a third opinion? OK, here goes:

“Hey Carlos, your team needs starting pitching.”

Opinions are like Met injuries: There are plenty to go around. Today the Mets expressed, as blandly and nonlitigiously as possible (other than by just shutting up), the opinion that Carlos Beltran went behind their backs to […]

Carlos Goes Out of Network

Carlos Beltran is out for a projected twelve weeks — three or so months of not just not playing, but also not practicing — after surprise arthoscopic surgey on his right knee to address osteoarthritis that was causing him too much pain to continue offseason training. I say “surprise,” because it reportedly wasn’t on the […]

Making Their 'Presence' Felt

Earlier this week, esteemed FAFIF commenter Kevin from Flushing sent me a link to a video report out of Minnesota regarding the new Twins ballpark with the following warning:

“kick in the balls 23 seconds in”

I didn’t necessarily want a kick there or anywhere, but with a come-on like that, how could I not click? I […]

Who Let the Dogs & Ponies Out?

“After tomorrow, we do what all ballplayers do: we shake hands ’til we see each other next season. Then we go fishing or hunting, make some personal appearances, get to know the wife and kids again.”
—Morris Buttermaker

I’m all for accountability. I’m all for transparency. I’m all for proactivity. But sausage is not something I necessarily […]

The Letter They Should've Sent

Dear Mets Fan:

As we come to the close of a very disappointing season, I wanted to reach out to you on behalf of the entire New York Mets organization and tell you a few things.

First off, we’re sorry. We’re extremely sorry for how the 2009 season unfolded. We’re sorry for our performance on the field […]

Yet Another Sterling Example

The only surprise, one supposes, is it didn’t happen at three in the morning.

No, this time it was around 3:45 in the afternoon, televising the execution live on their own network. They planned to off Tony Bernazard. Instead they shot themselves in the foot — a foot that must be made of titanium.

They shot off […]

The Metness Protection Program

REMINDER: TONIGHT IS AMAZIN’ TUESDAY AT TWO BOOTS TAVERN. BRING A METS BASEBALL CARD, GET A FREE BEER. HEAR FROM SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE METS WRITERS. WATCH THE METS MAYBE BEAT THE NATIONALS TWICE IN A ROW. Full details HERE.

I’m already worried about how the Mets will blow the 2013 All-Star Game. They’re supposed to […]

It's 3 A.M. — Do You Know Where Your Manager Is?

Good lord it’s tiring being a Mets fan. Is this supposed to be work? And if it is, do we get mental health insurance?

Staying up to watch the Mets play (and lose) West Coast games feels like the least of it. The Mets have been out west so often this year somebody should check to […]

No Way Out

The people who run the team to which we give an unhealthy portion of our lives are stupid, brutal cowards.

That’s the only explanation for what happened to Willie Randolph, Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto about 15 hours ago. Nothing Omar Minaya said this afternoon did a thing to convince me otherwise.

Take out your pocket schedule […]

Classless & Clueless Clownery

A blue and orange clown car pulled into Anaheim last night. One by one, the clowns spilled out as a calliope played madly in the background. Rollicking, it was.

Then one of the clowns went mad and fired Willie Randolph.

That’s what it feels like as Jerry Manuel takes over the Good Ship Mediocrity. That’s what it […]