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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.

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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Avenge Him

I don’t know who this guy is, but I’ve seen him repeatedly since last September 30. This Reuters photo was used over and over last fall to illustrate the state of the Mets fan in the wake of the end of the 2007 season. At the risk of trivializing tragedy, he is our napalm girl, our Kent State. He represents where we were at one of the darkest times in our history, in our souls.

Oh, the humanity.

Dear Mets: Make this guy smile in 2008. Make us all smile. At the very least, don’t leave us like this again, OK?

3 comments to Avenge Him

  • Anonymous

    Do you remember the footage of the 2 women at the Astros game in '86 who look so crestfallen and distraught? The highlight vids from that era included them dozens of times. This guy is like their counterpart.

  • Anonymous

    I think there's a little bit of this guy in all of us.

  • Anonymous

    I prefer the “Fix This” broken heart girl picture myself. But, I can't find a copy of it right now to link to.
    But yes, in my heart of hearts, I want vengeance. I want it so bad I can taste it. I will be happily pointing out to Phillies fans exactly how many of those post season games they won last year. Zero. Same as my Mets.