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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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The Mets in Detention

Our pals over at Yahoo’s Big League Stew sent the 2011 Mets to detention, and sent in me and Greg to scare ’em straight. Here’s what we said.

Reaction to Sunday’s rousing win, meanwhile, is over here.

10 comments to The Mets in Detention

  • Inside Pitcher

    Gentlemen – that was effin’ brilliant!

  • Joe D.

    Don’t tell me you guys said NOTHING – all I got was a blank Yahoo Sports page!

  • When are you guys getting your own radio show?

  • Andee

    LOVE it.

    But did they really “check out” mentally, or were they playing over their heads before, and/or did the injuries (some of them, like Ike’s and Danny’s, decidedly of the freak variety) finally catch up to them? I personally think that when Reyes and Murphy went down (the latter for good, the former still a shell of his first-half self), they just couldn’t keep pushing the rock any more.

    • Guy Kipp

      I second this. The Sunday afternoon when both Reyes and Murphy were injured just a few moments apart just sucked the life out of a team that had no more margin for error or adversity.
      I’m still annoyed–although unsurprised–at the charade that there was ever a possibility Johan Santana would take the mound in a major league game this year. They knew damn well last September that he wasn’t pitching a single inning this year, and yet, in April, we were hearing he might actually be back by July.

  • Tom in Sunnyside

    Loved it, though you should have also mentioned the note you were sending home to the parents (the Wilpons) accompanied by a social worker, there to evaluate if parents were providing a suitable environment for the children or if the children should be placed in foster care (i.e., Einhorn).