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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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‘50 Greatest’ DVD Can Be Yours

This postseason is about to get much more fun for Mets fans who like to read, thanks to the good folks at A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions. They’ve given us some outstanding DVDs to give away to Faith and Fear readers in the Continental United States and Canada, and we’re going to do start doing that right now.

First up in our inventory is New York Mets 50 Greatest Players, which counts down exactly who it says it does. This is the same show you may have caught on SNY (not to be confused with the 92nd St. Y introduction of the 50th Anniversary Team), but it’s better, because it contains no commercials and it includes a Met-ric ton of bonus material on a bunch of players who didn’t make the Top 50 yet achieved a memorable moment or season of greatness during the Mets’ first half-century. Plus you don’t have to sit through Beer Money hoping it will come on. Win one of these — we’re giving away two copies — and you can count down again and again at your leisure.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, all the better. We won’t even spoil the suspense of the countdown by telling you what Mets are ranked between Nos. 50 and 2 behind Tom Seaver. Lots of great footage, lots of informed sound bites, just an excellent production all around.

To win a copy for yourself, you need to consider this list of ten players…

Felipe Alou
Orlando Cepeda
Carl Everett
Jose Guillen
Brian L. Hunter
Julian Javier
Derek Jeter
Eddie Kasko
Jason Kendall
B.J. Surhoff

…and you need to tell us the following:

What is the Met-related thread that connects these ten players?

And what specifically connects each player to the thread?

That’s all you need to do to win — that and be in the Continental United States or Canada. (That’s the sponsor’s condition, not ours.) You may feel free to consult your Reference material.

Please e-mail your eleven-part answer to At the risk of pitting Mets fan against Mets fan during this postseason, only the first two readers who hit us up with fully correct responses by Sunday night, October 14, 11:59 PM, will be awarded the prizes.

And if you don’t win, or you don’t want to be bothered with puzzling out our quiz, you can order New York Mets 50 Greatest Players directly from A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions right here.

Either way, you’re in for some good Met fun.

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