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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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Inside The Condemned Man

Those who expressed sentimentality over Shea's impending demise won a trip to sit inside its condemned walls for an hour this afternoon until postponement rendered the visit moot. Second prize was to sit there all day and all night.

Alas, rain, wind, generally glacial conditions and uncommon sense knocked off my first game at Shea for […]

Why, It's Our New Batting Helmet (Dum-Dum)

After staring at the Mets’ wacky space age batting helmet for weeks, I finally figured out what was missing. It’s the antennae, stupid…or dum-dum, for you Flintstones devotees. I do believe the new-for-’06 protective headgear was originated by Fred Flintstone’s out-of-this world adviser, The Great Gazoo. He was the tiny extragalactic visitor almost nobody could see.

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It Is Where You Start

By jumping ugly (or Uggla) on the Florida Marlins early, late and often Friday night, the Mets secured their third win in their first four games.

You probably have no idea how rare that is. But thanks to Retrosheet, you're about to.

It's pretty rare.

2006 is the first season since 1998 that has started with at least […]