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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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Seasons of Mets

One hundred sixty two games, figure three hours per game on average…

Twenty nine thousand
And six hundred minutes
Is about what we cover
In the course of a year
Twenty nine thousand
And six hundred minutes
Eventually wind up
Blogged by Faith and Fear

The rallies, the replays
The walkoffs, the West Coast start times
With Howie, with Gary
With overpriced beer
Those twenty nine thousand
And six hundred minutes
We write them all up
We write them right here

Twenty nine thousand
And six hundred minutes
Trying to track
Every strike, every ball
Twenty nine thousand
And six hundred minutes
How many deep flies
Are caught at the wall?

In rookies who show
And veterans who’ve left
In promising pitching
In offense bereft

It’s time now
I head out
To that place that’s next to Shea
Then contemplate
How it always ends
On a Closing Day

7 comments to Seasons of Mets

  • Dave

    No matter how grumpy the Mets make me, you guys always pull through. Must be that you didn’t invest all of your money with Madoff.

  • dmg

    a great season closing post for a great season closer (except for the fact that there’s no post-season). sorry i didn’t run into you at that place next to shea.

  • mikeL

    i think this has been the best season closer since 2006. duda did his best big papi to end game 161…then another today to seal the win and reach 30.

    about as storybook as it’s been in some time.

    a touching sendoff for abreiu.
    reasons to cheer for 2015…and perhaps a ROY to follow?

    yes. no post-season, but i’m not utterly disgusted with the team on closing day either. not by a long shot.

    thank you Greg and Jason for another great season’s readings.

    following the mets would not be the same without your great work, insight and ridiculous abilities to weave seemingly disparate events, statistics and eras into a fascinating narrative.


  • Jeff Innis

    Loved this post. Keep up the great work.