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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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The Happiest Recap: 160-161

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 160th game in any Mets season, the “best” 161st game in any Mets season…and [...]

David & Roger's BP Adventure

We interrupt this annual limp to the finish line to remind you baseball is wonderful and the Mets aren’t so bad themselves.

Put aside the third consecutive losing record, the now-perennial fourth-place finish and all that has contributed to the long-term disappointment that seems to define this franchise around this time of year. Consider instead what [...]

The Happiest Recap: 151-153

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 151st game in any Mets season, the “best” 152nd game in any Mets season, [...]

The Happiest Recap: 130-132

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 130th game in any Mets season, the “best” 131st game in any Mets season, [...]

The Happiest Recap: 127-129

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 127th game in any Mets season, the “best” 128th game in any Mets season, [...]

The Tug of the Run

The Mets may be out of the pennant race, but one Mets fan continues on a great run.

Our friend Sharon Chapman, who has raced many miles and raised many dollars for the Tug McGraw Foundation, wanted to let her fellow Metophiles know she is captaining Team McGraw’s crew as they take on the Rock ‘n’ [...]

The Happiest Recap: 088-090

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that includes the “best” 88th game in any Mets season, the “best” 89th game in any Mets season, [...]

One Mets Fan's Fight, Another Mets Fan's Climb

What are we as Mets fans but our collective sense of self? Or our sense of what we’re not? Consider the case of David, a man I encountered last summer for the first time through my friend Jeff at Citi Field when we, along with Jeff’s son Dylan, attended a Mets-Phillies game together.

David struck me [...]

Phinishing in Philly

Philadelphia occasionally hosts nice sporting events.

Somewhere between Halladay vs. Niese and Lee vs. Young, the Mets-Phillies pitching dynamic from last weekend was all Tug, as in Team McGraw member and Faith and Fear reader Sharon Chapman finishing her latest race, the Broad Street Run, while sporting the FAFIF wristband. Sharon has run at both [...]

I Need to Spend More Time in Bars

I’m going to the tavern, Johnny. If there’s anything I can do for y’there, let me know.
—Stephen Hopkins, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Rhode Island (1776)

Guy walks into a bar. Says, “give me something special — something you don’t usually have.” Bartender says, “how about a Mets win?” Guy says, “you give me that, [...]