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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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Find A Way Back Into Love

Is it a coincidence that Valentine's Day coincides with Pitchers & Catchers? Aren't they the two most romantic dates on the calendar? Shouldn't they just be fused as one mushy, gushy holiday wherein we could celebrate all our true loves with utter efficiency?

Happy Valentine's Day today, and a good Pitchers & Catchers to one and […]

Edgardo Alfonzo Wishes Us a Happy Valentine's Day

I’ve never been a secret admirer of Edgardo Alfonzo. My baseball affections for the would-have-been all-time Mets hit leader (had he remained a Met a few more seasons, which would have been nice) have been oft-expressed in these parts. And now, as you can see, they’ve been requited. Fonzie…you shouldn’t have!

OK, he didn’t, but the National League’s […]

Willie Mays Welcomes Us to Spring Training

New York Giants centerfielder Willie Mays has just won the MVP award, just won the World Series and just made The Catch that will live forever. He is the best player in baseball and by March of 1955, possibly its most famous. Yet amid the rites of Spring Training, the future Met is as accessible […]

History Reminds Us These Things Happen

And you thought September 30, 2007 was unique. Apparently, the Mets collapsed on some other day in some other year, though I think if those who dreamed up the chapter titles for 1969’s The Year The Mets Lost Last Place knew what awaited this franchise almost four decades down the road, they wouldn’t have taken an […]

Place Your Bets

Some of this conversation actually took place last month while I was in Vegas for a bachelor-party weekend:

Me, approaching cashier: I want to place a wager on the New York Mets winning the 2008 World Series. What are their current odds?

Cashier: 8-to-1.

Me: Huh.

Cashier: How much do you want to wager?

Me: Well, that's a good […]