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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.

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Hell is for Front Runners

Two people who deserve a smoldering afterlife:

This clown who works for the Daily News. No, not Filip Bondy, but a copy editor who last week not only said he was giving up on being a Mets fan but would be switching over to another local team because they're such winners. Wonder who his new team is today.

And this clown who writes Op-Ed sports pieces for the Times every few months swearing off or allegiance to the Yankees based on how they're doing. In May, when they struggled, she said she was through with them. Later, when they were doing well, she said she was back in love with them. As of Sunday, they were all right with her. One assumes she's fallen hard for the Cowboys since last night. (I particularly like that she had to be informed by a Royals fan that you root for your team, win or, heaven forefend, lose.)

Adam Sommers and Jane Heller…this year's Worst Persons in the World!

4 comments to Hell is for Front Runners

  • Anonymous

    Good for them. They can stay the hell away from my team.
    Front runners and casual fairweather fans are an inevitable side effect of success, but I find comfort in knowing that they will never enjoy the game or the Mets as much as I do.
    It's barely been a week and even after the great collapse of '07 I already miss going to Shea. How soon to pitchers and catchers? :)

  • Anonymous

    Jane Heller, a novelist, is writing her first nonfiction book, about the Yankees’ 2007 season, to be published next summer.
    Ordinarily I'd feel sorry for Jane, who's hard at work on a book about the Yankees no Yankee fan will want to read. But after being reminded of the above, she can suck it.

  • Anonymous

    I was looking in my copy of the Daily News this morning for an Adam Sommers article. I hope he was run over by a delivery truck.

  • Anonymous

    I always knew her books didn't seem worth reading. Now I know why.