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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.

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Alliteration Alights Again

Alertly amending an alphabetically affable arrangement of purely professional pitchers, the Mets might move from spring-sorting to summer-sampling Taylor Tankersley’s talents. The sizable southpaw and heretofore hot hurler jauntily joins Boof Bonser and Chris Capuano for therapeutic throwing when rosters report this forthcoming February.

(Thanks to rightly regarded reader Chad Ochoseis for transmitting timely tip.)

14 comments to Alliteration Alights Again

  • Well-Meaning Phils Troll

    Your roster is starting to read like the character list of a 60’s comic book.

    If you guys manage to sign Peter Parker, Lex Luthor, Guy Gardner, Wally West & Bruce Banner, I may just have to buy the Mets Yearbook…

    ..both alternate covers and the limited edition hologram variant as well.

  • dak442

    Frustrated Fans Mutter “Meh”. Coming Campaign Projects Poorly.

  • Florida Met Fan Rich

    Greg just got done reading your book, brought back some fond memories! I am from the original Met era.

    Living in Florida I kind of act like you, but only for 1 1/2 months and some Marlin vs. Met games.

    We are going to have 100 pitchers in Spring training if we keep this up!!…I might go there and try out for a bullpen catcher position!…Just about a month away. I’ve got time!

  • Well-Meaning Phils Troll

    In he spirit of positive division relations (as well as good humor and wordplay), I thought you might enjoy something I put up on AA.

    I’d made the same observation about comic book names over there and a poster pointed out that with the all-alliterative all-stars, as well as the Abbott & Costello-esque possibilities present with “Hu” at second base, that he might have some fun this season after all.

    to which, I replied:

    “Who’s on Second?”
    “Wright’s on Second?”
    “No, Wright’s on Third.”
    “So then who’s on Second?”
    “Yup What?”
    “Hu’s on Second.”

  • Well-Meaning Phils Troll

    You guys should seriously consider asking Ike Davis to change his last name to “What” or “Watt.”

    That infield would never- EVER- get old.

    Even Reyes could get in on the fun:

    “What’s the name of the guy on first?”
    “Wright’s on 1st?”
    “No, Wright’s on third. Watt’s the name of the guy on 1st.”
    “That’s what I’m trying to find out… But wait, Who’s at short?”
    “Hu? No way- Jose. Hu’s on 2nd.”
    “I DON’T KNOW WHO’S ON 2nd!”
    “Sure you do. You just said it.”
    “…’Who’s on 2nd’?”
    “AGGGGHHHHH!!!!! Son a Bitch!”
    “No, he was fired. Alderson’s the GM now.”

    Seriously… You’d have material clear through to the All-Star break.