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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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Absolute Beginners

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.

Who should bat second, Lo Duca or Beltran? Lo Duca doesn’t strike out much, which will help Reyes steal bases. But Beltran has historically thrived more […]

In Review: Winter League 2005-2006

A whirlwind tour of Winter League 2005-06….


What It Should Look Like

What It Should Sound Like

What It Might Be Like


Final Exam

Extra Help

Final Answers

Better Know A Blogger


Xavier Nady

Carlos Delgado

Billy Wagner

Paul Lo Duca

Julio Franco

Duaner Sanchez

Jorge Julio

The Met Effect

What Are Their Names Again?


Gary On The FAN

John Olerud

Anna Benson

Fran Healy

Mike Piazza

Bret Boone

Al Leiter

FAN […]

Land of Linkin'

We just refreshed our links section over there on the left side of the screen, particularly the New Breed, our now exceedingly expansive guide to our blolleagues on the Mets' Worry, Wallow & Wail circuit. Give 'em a try sometime. You'll also find a few new fun things to distract you at work in the […]

Closer To Real

Holy crap! The baseball season starts in less than a week!

I’ve been holed up with my Snigh for the last few days and realize that everything I’m seeing (except for the sailing show, the poker show and the Dean Martin Roasts infomercial) translates to potential implications for the first days of the rest of our […]

The Rain

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.

It rained in Jupiter Thursday night. It rained on the Mets and the Marlins. It rained out a baseball game.

How often can you offer praise for […]

First-Name Basis

Spring training as a rule is indeed too long. But are we really ready for what lies beyond?

I'm not endorsing a pushback of Opening Day or anything heretical like that, but the real thing (known as the Zeile thing in 2000, 2001 and 2004 and we looked forward to it anyway) is but a scant […]

Spring Training Is Too Long

In mid-March you’re struck by your annual worry: that this year’s Mets don’t seem to hold the same power over you as all the previous years’ did.

In late March I’m struck by my annual grumble: that spring training is just too long.

Oh, spring training. You wait for it forever, the first spark of anticipation appearing […]

Face Facts

American League batters will no longer have Al Leiter to kick around nor, I suppose, will we.

Our erstwhile ace hung ’em up yesterday while a Yankee exhibition was already in progress, saying the time was right. Seemed very Al-ish to bid the game adieu in mid-game. Throw a pitch, get an out and grab a […]

We Were Born With a Tail?

On the heels of our 1986-inspired tour of Mets unifalia, Paul Lukas of’s Uni Watch was kind enough to share asample image of the Ol’ Perfesser himself showing what the original Mets uniform was supposed to look like (standing in front of what the original Flushing Meadows Municipal Stadium was supposed to look like, no less). The […]

Spring In My Step

Mike Pelfrey started. Billy Wagner finished. The Mets beat the Braves. Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez told me all about it as I watched exactly what they were watching. And we're still getting a new ballpark.

Have I mentioned that life is good?

Spring training finally began this afternoon. The WBC, save for Reyes and Sanchez, is […]