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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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Back When the Mets Were a Pup

Reader Matt L. asked if we knew of any pictures of Polo Grounds top dog Homer the beagle. As your full-service Mets blog of choice, we scanned this one from Jack Lang’s The New York Mets: Twenty-Five Years of Baseball Magic and present it to all of Metstopotamia to enjoy. According to the caption in the book, Homer, sponsored by Rheingold, “was the official mascot of the Mets and had his own seat on a platform behind home plate.”

Are we like the funnest franchise ever, or what?

As long as we’re borrowing a picture from Mr. Lang, it’s a good time to ask you to please consider supporting Jack Lang Day at Shea on April 26, wherein tickets in several sections of the ballpark are being sold to raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island.

3 comments to Back When the Mets Were a Pup

  • Anonymous

    Amazin'! Thanks Greg, that's exactly what I was looking for.
    Best. Mets Blog. Ever.

  • Anonymous

    HI Greg,
    Yes, back in 1963, the Mets had four television personalities – Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson, Ralph Kiner and Homer! Too bad Homer didn't come over to Shea the following year.

  • Anonymous

    And to think they held dog night on Friday (as opposed to dog days Saturday and Sunday).