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Greg Prince and Jason Fry
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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Single-Sense Mets

Hope you get an enjoyable visit today — we'll be there tomorrow for Joshua's second-ever Mets game. He's very excited, though I'm not sure how we're going to handle the fact that he's somehow gotten it into his head that he's going to play. (Perhaps I've been telling him too many tales of the 2003 Mets.) Between Victor's statue act on the mound and the D-Train poised to blow through us, Mommy and Daddy may inadvertently teach him some new words.

Last night we had friends from out of town over and so I watched our heroics and anti-heroics with the sound off, a tacit compromise that seemed to please everyone. It made for somewhat odd watching toward the end, though — Woonderson's double/go-ahead single seemed to come out of nowhere without crowd noise to ratchet up the tension, and it was eerie to watch Looper's great escape in silence. Still, I had no trouble imagining the boos as Delgado cruised into second, and Emily's growl of disgust was a perfectly serviceable stand-in.

On the other hand, Mike Lowell's misery needed no additional senses to grasp. I really do feel sorry for Lowell. Or rather, I will be happy to shake my head in sympathy come Monday.

THB Update: Dae-Sung Koo got a card in Upper Deck Series 2. I'm sure it will be the most-cherished possession of every schoolboy in America. So much for the card of him in Orix Blue Wave togs that I acquired with considerable difficulty. (Actually it was fall-off-a-log easy thanks to eBay, but it seems like it should have been hard.) That card's back is mostly in another language, but I imagine it says things like this:

Once assaulted a man for mispronouncing his name and prefers to be referred to with honorfics

Struck long double as Daejeon Prefecture School No. 45 defeated Rural Junior Academy No. 12, 5/3/77, and dreams of doing so again

He is better than Mike DeJean, so stop whining

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