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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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Once More for The Glider

KVELL: To beam with pride and pleasure
KVETCH: To complain
—From “Selected Yiddish Words and Phrases,” courtesy of some considerate landsmen in Santa Barbara, Calif.

A Mets fan generally finds himself kvetching or kvelling. It’s tempting to kvetch about the sleepy offseason that followed the signing of Michael Cuddyer or the way the Mets apparently charge […]

Great Hornsby's Ghost!

You see all sorts of people with an interest in the Mets at the Queens Baseball Convention. This past Saturday, just inside the door and before I could unbundle my topcoat, I ran into the man they called the Rajah — Rogers Hornsby, the club’s first batting instructor in 1962. I recognized him by his […]

FAFIF's At QBC...How About You?

A late but sincere reminder: the Queens Baseball Convention takes place Saturday at McFadden’s Citi Field, doors opening at 11:30 AM, fun never ending. A great day is planned, not just because Mookie Wilson, Wally Backman and Ed Charles headline an all-Metsian day, but because you’ll be surrounded by Mets fans of all stripe.

Well, blue […]

Glide On Down to QBC

If you’re the type of Mets fan to read a blog about the Mets in a month when the Mets aren’t playing, then you’re the type of Mets fan who should be attending an enormous Mets event in the next month the Mets aren’t playing.

The Queens Baseball Convention is coming to McFadden’s Citi Field on […]

Can't Blame the Dads

Earlier this week, Ron Davis put his proverbial fist through the Mets’ paper-thin veil of pretending they’re happy to have Ike Davis come down to St. Lucie and compete for the first base job. Ron, who was a successful major league reliever before becoming known to a later generation as Ike’s dad, made his points […]

More Face, Less Base

Major League Baseball has been running a promotion called “Face of the Franchise,” which crossed my mind Saturday night after returning home from the first Queens Baseball Convention. In MLB’s Twitter-based contest, fans are being asked to choose a current player to visually represent each team and, ultimately, the entire sport.

Due respect to whomever this […]

We Now Interrupt Your Winter

Over the past few days, arbitration has been avoided between the Mets and Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis and Eric Young, Jr., while instant replay rules have been expanded and adopted.

None of that is exactly insignificant, yet none of it is quite baseball in January, the month when winter drags on without apology. But fear not, […]

Resume Baseball Activities at QBC

Pitchers & Catchers won’t be reporting to Port St. Lucie for more than a month, but you can look forward to reporting to McFadden’s Citi Field on Saturday, January 18, for the first annual Queens Baseball Convention. When you do, you’ll be joined by a pitcher, a first baseman, your favorite pair of bloggers, their […]

Vendors, Visionaries & QBC ’14

As mind-blowing concepts went, none could explode the goop inside this onetime 15-year-old’s coconut quite as much as what I learned was about to take place on the first Saturday of August 1978. There was going to be a baseball card show at Shea Stadium.

Think about that:

• Baseball card show.

• Shea Stadium.

Now think about it […]