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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 Sky’s Limit

Where do you go after you’ve traded Amos Otis for Joe Foy? Not to the heights of the hot corner, we learned in 1970. As we pick up the thread of our OF-3B/3B-OF series, we shake off the Mets’ decision to swap a promising outfielder who didn’t appear promising at third for a third baseman […]

CODA to Their Met Careers

It got a little lost during Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast, coming as it did after celebrity Mets fan Chris Rock was so rudely interrupted, but the Oscars aired their annual tribute (such as it was) to those no longer with us, which means, come the Monday morning after, we do the same. Except in […]

Left’s Go Mets

Armwise, I’m a righty who hails from a family of natural-born lefties. Sis is sinister by nature. So was Mom. Dad trended to the left side as a youngster, but this horrified his grandmother and he was converted to righthandedness before he was old enough to effectively protest. He lived 87½ years with the illegible […]

Hi and Mighty Glad to See You

Hi again, Chasen Shreve — and you, too, Matt Reynolds and Johneshwy Fargas. The Mets decided to solve their lefthanded bullpen void by rewinding to 2020 and snatching up the perfectly capable Shreve, who by coming back after a season in Pittsburgh gets the chance to break free of his Silent Generation designation. May the […]

Welcome, THB Class of 2021!

Great, there will actually be a season! Which means we have business to attend to — extending a slightly overdue welcome to 2021’s matriculating Mets, who are now in The Holy Books!

(Background: I have three binders, long ago dubbed The Holy Books by Greg, that contain a baseball card for every Met on the all-time […]

Audience of One Another

I’ve been thinking about one of my best friends from college lately. I do every year as February becomes March. I think of him intermittently regardless of month, but especially around now because now is his birthday. Mike Manning was born on March 13.

I became aware of this fact sometime prior to Spring Break 1983. […]

Have It Their Way

“Number Twenty Twenty-Two!”
“I’m Twenty Twenty-Two.”
“Your order is ready.”
“What’s this supposed to be?”
“It’s the baseball you ordered.”
“I asked for it by March 31. You made me wait an extra week. I suppose I should be happy you didn’t make me wait a week or more beyond that!”
“It’s the baseball you ordered.”
“Hell, I suppose I should be […]

The 162-Game Entrée

When last I dwelled on the Brooklyn Nets in this space, I was crushed by their seventh-game playoff loss in overtime to the eventual NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Had they beaten the Bucks, they surely (I’m sure) would have beaten the Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals, and then they would have sat four wins […]

Catching OF-3B Lightning in a Catcher

The year is 1970. Or it should be. That was the plan as we approached the third installment of our OF-3B/3B-OF series. We spent one segment focused mainly on 1962, because you can’t begin to understand the Mets’ signature position shuttle without delving into the start of something absurd; and we spent the next segment […]

Fans Plan, Manfred Laughs

Counterfactually, the Mets are in West Palm Beach today playing the Nationals. It’s not much of a counterfactual to the reality we live in to conclude the Mets would be busy training their spring away a little south of St. Lucie given that the Mets sent out a preliminary Spring Training schedule last August marking […]