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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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A Game For My Birthday

They’ll be amazing, amazing, amazing, and this year I want you to follow ’em. They’ll be known in all the periodicals because they’ll be in South America — New Year’s Day will be their best game. This year will be over in a hurry.

—Casey Stengel, 1969 World Series Highlight Film

The Ol’ Perfesser is right. (Is […]

New Year's Baseball Eve

I’m amused to read the stories of “what are people who want to watch the Giants-Raiders game on New Year’s Eve going to do?” Watch it, of course. Or keep up as best you can via radio. If it’s important to you, you know what you have to do.

This blog, as our longtime readers know, […]

Mr. Met Prepares for 2006

Mr. Met gets a little wistful this time of year, realizing that though another season is just around the corner, it means he’s gotten a little older and he has to put one more year in the books.

Wow, Mr. Met’s been thinking, 2005 was a heckuva time for him. He made new friends from Boston […]

Expos Over America

It’s been more than a year since they played baseball in Montreal or, as they did the last time they ever saw daylight, Flushing. Yet the Expos continue to lurk among us. The streets of baseball are too crowded with Expos tonight.

While the Washington Nationals go about not being sold, not building a ballpark and […]

We Need A Little Baseball — Right This Very Minute

Back and back together by popular demand. Schlep your tree to curb. I think I just saw the sun.

GARY: Be sure to join us Sunday, October Second, for Fan Appreciation Day when the Mets close out the 2005 regular season. The first 25,000 fans attending the game with the Rockies on the Second will receive […]

The Three Wise Men

A year after making my musical theater debut and farewell simultaneously in a tenth-grade production of Li’l Abner, I volunteered to review that next spring’s show, Once Upon A Mattress, for the school paper. High school musicals being what they are, there was a lot of double-casting for the leads — the people in the […]

A Holiday Classic/Retread

It may be Christmastime in Hell (seven circles down, two burning to go), but let's take a break from accentuating the negative for a couple of minutes at least.

On Xmas afternoon three years ago, I drifted off into a beautiful nap. When I awoke at 5 PM (I looked at the clock), CD 101.9 was […]

The Middle Seat to Hell

Clowns to the left of me

Jokers to the right

Here I am

Stuck in the middle with you

—Stealers Wheel

Just to remind you of where we've been on this journey, I recently set out to flag, tag and mark the sole resident of the Sixth Circle of Met Hell. I had to take an elevator DOWN to the […]

Game On

This thought, articulated by Aaron Sorkin and brought to life by a great actor portraying an immortal character, has nothing to do with being a baseball fan. But it has everything to do with being a baseball fan.

I don’t understand people who say they’ve had enough. How can you have enough of feeling like this? […]

One Hell of a Floor

In hell there’s a big hotel

Where the bar just closed and the windows never opened

No phone so you can’t call home

And the TV works, but the clicker is broken

—Billy Joel

It’s true. There’s a big hotel here. It’s the team hotel. It’s not a Westin or a Hyatt or even the Travelers near LaGuardia. It’s the […]