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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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Minaya's Bias

Following a full year and most of a second offseason on the job, I think I have detected a bias to Omar Minaya's player procurement. It's not about where you're from — it's about how far you've come, how much farther you're likely to go and how much you're due.

We've seen the man has no […]

That's Why They Put Erasers on Pencils

To our affiliates along the New York Mets blogging network:

If you were kind enough to post a link or a save a bookmark to Faith and Fear in Flushing before December 2005, chances are you have an outdated URL that won't get you here. Two months ago, our blog host compelled us to change addresses […]

Our Team's Ethnic Makeup

It's dangerous to attempt to piece together a 25-man roster even at this late stage of the winter, but I'm going to give it a try.

The catcher will be a Metropolitan-American.

Around the infield we'll see four Metropolitan-Americans.

Each of the three outfield spots will be occupied by a Metropolitan-American.

The bench? All Metropolitan-Americans.

Five Metropolitan-Americans will fill out […]

Late Night With Mike Piazza

One more curtain call for Mike Piazza! He signed with the Padres. Last week's rumors about him and the Skanks proved hollow. For that alone, he rates a standing ovation.

One now, two later. He's scheduled to compete against us in seven separate games, four in April in San Diego, three in August at Shea. I […]

SNYs of Spring

Spring is in the air!

Is it the weather? No, not really — New York's been experiencing the kind of weather one would normally expect to find in a videogame this winter, making such judgments utterly unreliable. (It was 49 degrees today, which pretty much ensures it'll be 29 tomorrow.)

Is it that the Super Bowl […]


Welcome to Flashback Friday, a weekly feature devoted to the 20th anniversary of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets.

Twenty years, 43 Fridays. This is one of them.

Seventeen votes. Seventeen lousy votes. That’s what the most exciting pitcher in the history of baseball received in Hall of Fame balloting a couple of weeks ago.

Seventeen wins. […]

It Was No Bar Metsvah

Three thousand years of beautiful tradition from Moses to Sandy Koufax. You’re goddamn right I’m living in the fucking past!
—Walter Sobchak

Convergence is a funny thing. A note, a book, a bit of familial small talk and a glance at the calendar have converged at a place that has me dwelling on the fact that it […]

Why I'll Miss Anna…

It's not for the reason (make that word plural if you're feeling dirty-minded) you might think. But before we get to Anna, some other business.

My own overreaction will come if they trade Lastings Milledge for Barry Zito. I know prospects turn into suspects all the time, but I'd like to see us take a page […]

Overreaction in Order

I turned on WFAN this afternoon and learned that the Mets had traded Kris Benson to the Orioles for Jorge Julio and John Maine.

Then I turned off WFAN and switched to WTF?

What the fudge is Omar doing now? Why are we trading a reasonably reliable mid-rotation starter for a reliever who reportedly gets worse every […]

New Shea More Like Old Ebbets

One minute you're imagining what your new home will look like, the next minute somebody tells you. baseball writer Danielle Sessa broke details Friday afternoon of just how inspired by Ebbets Field the Mets' new ballpark will be. (If this link doesn't take you there, there is a summary of the salient points at Gotham […]