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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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You Light Up Our Life

We celebrate the inauguration of 2009 by thanking you for your explosive support of Faith and Fear in Flushing across 2008: 2,330,556 page views, a new FAFIF record. More than 6.3 million page views have graced our skyline since we began blogging almost four years ago. Thank you for looking in and thank you for sticking around. As we move our focus slightly to the east, Jason and I promise to keep on illuminating two lifetimes lived in the glow of the New York Mets…wherever they happen to be playing, however brightly or dimly they happen to shine.

Thank you for reading.

Photo courtesy of the wondrous lens of David G. Whitham. More of his best shots at dgwPhotography.

7 comments to You Light Up Our Life

  • Anonymous

    Thanks guys!! Happy New Year..And with a few new faces and a new home( in the old parking lot )we will compete and we will win! Its going to be an exciting year!!!!

  • Anonymous

    With no area to shoot off a major fireworks display at Citi, one wonders if the Mets have hosted their final fireworks night. Maybe they could close off 126th street.
    Looking back on fireworks night, is it possible the worst and best fireworks nights were on back-to-back years? (apologies to Steve Henderson, but Piazza topped him).

  • Anonymous

    Steve Henderson's home run of June 14, 1980, despite what the “Shea Goodbye” DVD implies, was not hit on Fireworks Night. Fireworks Night that season was July 5 against the Expos. No argument that Piazza's blast lit up the sky like no other on such an occasion, 6/30/2000. (And yes, the year before was a pretty bad version of the promotion.)

  • Anonymous

    A friend brought up another good one: the Straw and Knight 10th inning homers in 86 vs the Astros. Tim McCarver still can't believe it.

  • Anonymous

    That is a good one. I'll still go with Piazza given what it was the crescendo of, but I wouldn't throw back 7/3/86 either.
    A few other good ones seep to mind now…what a shame the offseason isn't very long and there isn't much time to research the question further because so much else of immediate concern is transpiring.

  • Anonymous

    Piazza tops all fireworks nights for so many reasons. He's the best everyday player this team has ever seen. He capped off the second 10-run inning in team history. Like you said, all the walks and Fonzie's single leading up to it. And most importantly because it was the last thing ANYONE expected would happen. It was the Braves, for god sakes.
    But wait one second… Did you honestly just write “what a shame the offseason isn't very long”?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, there's hardly any time to kill across the vast frozen wasteland of January and February and, once the novelty of games that don't count wear off, March with random baseball remembrances. Hardly any a'tall.