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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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Pick Up the Actual Paper

Queens and Long Island readers, if so inclined, can pick up the Daily News today for a brief story by Nicholas Hirshon on Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets, including author comments and photo in the Queens News insert, part of a spread covering the coming of the new ballpark (Stanley Cohen, whose wonderful A Magic Summer has been reissued for the fortieth anniversary of the '69 Mets, is also interviewed). Would love to direct you to a link, but alas it's not online. Link here.

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4 comments to Pick Up the Actual Paper

  • Anonymous

    I'll be danged. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    While you're at it, you might check out this interesting article about statistical simulations and decision-making in baseball. Of course, no one's invented a program for simulating the reaction (performance?) and fans. Faith and fear are hard to quantify.

  • Anonymous

    Nice little piece Greg. I hope the book continues to get more promotion. Regarding the accompanying article, I'm glad to see that the various plaques and symbols will be placed to give Shea her due. It also refrerenced the Queeens Historical Society which I found to be an interesting little museum, lots of period pictures and dedicated folks. I met Antos there (the guy who wrote the Shea Stadium book) the night they had a promotion for his book.