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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.

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Faith in Flushing (Fear Strikes Out)

Great news! We’ve already done what we need to do tonight and tomorrow night 61* times in 2006.

1. April 6 and 7.

2. April 7 and 9.

3. April 9 and 11.

4. April 11 and 12.

5. April 12 and 13.

6. April 13 and 14.

7. April 16 and 17.

8. April 25 and 26.

9. April 26 and 28.

10. April 28 and 29.

11. May 3 and 4.

12. May 4 and 5.

13. May 5 and 6.

14. May 21 and 23.

15. May 23 and 24.

16. May 27 and 28.

17. May 28 and 29.

18. June 7 and 8.

19. June 8 and 9.

20. June 9 and 10.

21. June 10 and 11.

22. June 11 and 13.

23. June 13 and 14.

24. June 14 and 15.

25. June 22 and 23.

26. July 4 and 5.

27. July 5 and 6.

28. July 8 and 9.

29. July 9 and 14.

30. July 16 and 18.

31. July 20 and 21.

32. July 21 and 22.

33. July 26 and 28.

34. July 28 and 29.

35. July 29 and 30.

36. August 5 and 6.

37. August 6 and 8.

38. August 8 and 9.

39. August 9 and 10.

40. August 12 and 13.

41. August 17 and 18.

42. August 18 and 19.

43. August 19 and 20.

44. August 20 and 22.

45. August 22 and 23.

46. August 23 and 24.

47. August 26 and 28.

48. August 28 and 29.

49. August 29 and 30.

50. September 1 and 2.

51. September 6 (1) and 6 (2).

52. September 6 (2) and 7.

53. September 12 and 13.

54. September 18 and 19.

55. September 28 and 29.

56. September 29 and 30.

57. September 30 and October 1.

58. October 1 and 4.

59. October 4 and 5.

60. October 5 and 7.

61. October 7 and 12.

*We’ve won two games in a row 61 times. It’s about to be

62. October 18 and 19.

Now, something to shout out loud from our friends at Bon Jovi:


You know you’re gonna live through the rain

Lord you got to keep the faith

Now you know is not too late

Oh you got to keep the faith


Don’t let your love turn to hate

Right now we got to

Keep the faith!

Keep the faith!

Keep the faith!

Lord we got to keep the faith

Fear is out of here for the duration.

Nothing but Faith in Flushing.

28 comments to Faith in Flushing (Fear Strikes Out)

  • Anonymous

    Greg, I hope you never decide to use your powers for evil. Because I would follow you into battle, sir. I would drink the kool-aid.
    When Death rides his pale horse to meet us in Shea Tamarra, I say we break that fucker's boney fingers.
    Ya Gotta Believe!

  • Anonymous

    So we're down 3-2 in the post-season, coming back to Shea for Game 6.
    Game 6. I like the sound of that. Game 6. Yeah.
    Here's hoping Mookie Wilson throw out the first pitch, and Bill Buckner is charged with a passed ball trying to catch it.

  • Anonymous

    first blog of the morning, looking for a little optimism….knew i could count on you guys…so why does my stomach still hurt. go mets!

  • Anonymous

    I'll be in what's become my customary post-season perch: Picnic area, left-field bleachers, section 54, row N, seat 11 or 12 (depending on where my father wants to sit).
    I fully expect to be non-vocal tomorrow morning.
    PAUL-LO-DOO-KA! (clap clap clapclapclap) PAUL-LO-DOO-KA! (clap clap clapclapclap)
    MVP! MVP! MVP!
    Think I'm ready?

  • Anonymous

    If anyone has an upset stomach this morning and needs to purge, don't bother sticking your finger down your throat to get things going. Nope, just head over to and read Jayson Starks nonsensical, moronic, and absolute shat piece on how the Cards are on the verge of something historical.
    Historical? Are you fucking kidding me? Since when is it history for one division winner to beat another divison winner who just so happens to be missing two starters and a left fielder?
    If there is a god two things will happen:
    1. The Mets will win the next two games
    2. I will meet up with Jayson Stark some day and channel Ray Guy as I kick him in the balls
    Lucky for us we have a great team with much better pitching depth coming home to win two games so we don't need god for part 1. Might need him for part 2 I'm afraid though.

  • Anonymous

    You had me until the Bon Jovi quote.
    What on earth was wrong with “Show a little faith, there's magic in the night?” (Which is basically what BJ took 12 lines to say, poorly)

  • Anonymous

    Bon Jovi ain't a beauty, but that song is all right.
    Nevertheless, a little magic in the night is not an unfamiliar phenomenon in these parts.
    No surrender, while we're at it.

  • Anonymous

    i may be biased with my money in vegas for the metropolitans to win the NL or bc i own four times more mets hats than i have heads, but I never have felt so good when down and almost out. game 6 in shea! i love that string of words!
    you gotta believe!

  • Anonymous

    Boo-hoo-hoo, we're missing 2 pitchers and a .240-hitting LF. You don't hear the Cards weeping about Mulder and Isringhausen, do you? Or about Rolen and Edmonds and Pujols being banged up.
    Enough excuses, it's time to strap up and bring it tonight. LETS GO METS!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention pulling out of that town full of losers and preparing to prove it all night (something we have a good deal of experience with). Mister, I believe in the Promised Land.

  • Anonymous

    Thought about this today…
    Historically, on balance, game 6's have been pretty good to our boys:
    1969 — There wasn't one
    1973 — Hunter bests Seaver 3-1 (0-1)
    1986 — NLCS: We all know about this one (1-1)
    1986 — World Series : We all know about this one, too (2-1)
    1988 — NLCS: David Cone tosses a nifty 5-hitter to keep things going (3-1)
    1999 — NLCS: We all know about this one, three (3-2)
    2000 — There wasn't one
    So in 5 game 6's, we've had 2 historic wins, 1 historic loss and 1 of each regular variety.
    The odds are in our favor.

  • Anonymous

    Holy Christ in heaven, can I come with you please?

  • Anonymous

    These days I can't tell my courage from my desperation.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the lyrical inspiration, but my tastes don't run to Bon Jovi.
    I prefer a little pop music from the mid-80's. I loved the mid-80's.
    Faith No Fear
    (sung to the tune of “Faith” by George Michael)
    Well I know it’d be nice
    If we could make the Series
    I know this year was eerie
    But now it just feels right
    And we gotta win twice
    Before we get the pennant done
    And I know all the games we’ve won
    Don’t matter tonight
    Oh but I
    Need five innings from two more starters
    Some time to pick this team up off the floor
    In ’86 we had Mex and Mookie
    And Straw and Carter
    We've got the the will to win tonight
    We’ll show the Cards the door
    'Cause we gotta have faith
    We gotta have faith
    We gotta have faith
    We gotta have faith FAITH FAITH
    I know we’re losing, two to three
    But please, please, please, just win for me
    I think we can, don’t you?
    We’ll all be ready now to play
    Won’t blow the games, cause we’re at Shea
    And you know Games 6 and 7 are ours, it’s true
    Before this series
    Becomes the Series
    We’re not scared to throw our hearts back on the floor
    To think we’ll lose is
    A foolish notion
    Cause we need someone to cheer for
    We can’t ask for nothing more
    Yes we've gotta have faith…
    We gotta have faith
    We gotta have faith
    We gotta have faith FAITH FAITH

  • Anonymous

    Come on up for the Rising. Come on up lay your hands in mine. Come on up for the Rising. Come on up for the Rising tonight.
    La la la la la la la la, lala, la la la la la la la, lala.
    That song always kind of annoyed me until I realized 30 seconds ago it's both our theme song and the greatest song ever.
    Also, not to throw Bon and Boss into the same category, but “Livin' on a Prayer” wouldn't have been entirely inappropriate.

  • Anonymous

    Oh ye of little faith.
    What did Lewis say to Clark
    When everything looked bleak?
    What did Sir Edmund say to Tenzing
    As they struggled toward Everest's peak?
    What did Washington say to his troops
    As they crossed the Delaware?
    I'm sure you're well aware…
    (What'd they say?)
    We can do it, we can do it
    We can do it, me and you
    We can do it, we can do it
    We can make our dreams come true
    Everything you've ever wanted
    Is just waiting to be had
    Beautiful girls, wearing nothing but pearls
    Caressing you, undressing you
    And driving you mad
    We can do it, we can do it
    This is not the time to shirk
    We can do it, you won't rue it
    Say goodbye to petty clerk
    Hi, producer: yes, producer
    I mean you, sir, go beserk!
    We can do it, we can do it
    And I know it's gonna work
    We can do it
    We can do it
    We can grab that holy grail!
    We can do it
    We can do it
    Drink champagne, not ginger ale!
    We can do it!
    We can do it!
    We can do it!
    I know it cannot fail!

  • Anonymous

    since when did Albert Pujols hit third for the mets?

  • Anonymous

    clap clap
    clap clap clap

  • Anonymous

    Winter(ball) for St. Louis and the Caaards.
    (Turn, turn, kick, turn, turn, kick, turn).

  • Anonymous

    Oddly appropriate, since that song seems to contradict itself claiming that “it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not” but “we'll make it I swear.” I suppose that's true.

  • Anonymous

    Don't be stupid, be a schmartie
    Come and join the Metsie Party!

  • Anonymous

    I took the liberty of doing some research for the other side. The Cards have lost consecutive games a total of 40 times this season.
    On to 41.

  • Anonymous

    41 times, you say?
    Well, how's that for an omen!

  • Anonymous

    Outstanding work.
    62…41…two Mets numbers if ever I saw them.

  • Anonymous

    Plus: You live for the fight when it's all that you got!
    Springsteenworthy if you ask me.

  • Anonymous

    I've never met any of you, but my big orange and blue heart is filled with love for each and every one of you. We've come this far together. It's not going to end tonight. As far as I'm concerned, this blog is incontrivertible proof of the spiritual properties of the internet, which is not something I ever thought I'd believe in.
    If anyone needs some online communion during the game, IM me. My screen name is Whamalamdingdong. Maybe we can have a chatroom of the faithful.

  • Anonymous

    We're all in this together, Joshua, and we've got Greg and Jason to thank for keeping the lights on and the door unlocked. Thanks, guys.