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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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March Metness in December

We’ve been asking ourselves a lot lately, in light of everything that’s happened these last few months, why we remain fans of this team. We’ve been philosophical, we’ve been frustrated, we’ve been puzzled.

Well, enough of that. Here are the tangible totems of our Met fandom as delivered through the exercise we called March Metness. First […]

March Metness: Look What's No. 1

Let’s Go Mets is the Quintessential Mets Thing, having prevailed in the 2007 March Metness tournament by edging The Happy Recap in a spirited Metropolitan Championship game Monday night.

Having outlasted 63 worthy opponents in the March Metness Field of 64, there’s nothing left to say except…Let’s Go Mets!

March Metness: One For The Ages

One of a great city’s functions is to serve as a repository of memory. We need to be a place that preserves not just happy times and grand buildings, but those memories that affect us on the deepest level.
—Francis Mirrone, New York historian

Monday’s night’s March Metness championship game was an affair to remember, from the […]

March Metness: The Sammy-Finals

Does any event in sports match the pageantry of Tom Filer Four Weekend?

Whether you’re lucky enough to be there in person or just taking it on TV, it’s like being caught in a brilliant kaleidoscope of blue, orange and black. The way they bring back all the March Metness competitors to take a bow is […]

March Metness: The Road to the Metropolitan Championship

It’s been a big dance, but as ever, 2007’s edition of March Metness has come down to a pair of last waltzes — the Tom Filer Four, this Saturday’s last two games before the Metropolitan Championship hoedown Monday, April 2. It is then that we will find out what is, indisputably, the Quintessential Mets Thing.

The […]

March Metness: Two More for the Tom Filer Four

Saturday yielded one regional championship that clicked true to form — 1-seed Let’s Go Mets dominating the Miracle bracket — and another in which Cinderella raced around the bases when 7-seed Jose! Jose! Jose! Jose! stole the Magic bracket. We know they will meet in six days to decide who will play in the March […]

March Metness: How Many Ones?

The excitement over March Metness reaches a fever pitch this weekend as the Tom Filer Four gets filled out. All the regional 1-seeds entered these two days of play still alive. Will they leave the same way? Let’s find out what happened Saturday.

Let’s Go Mets (1) vs Rheingold The Dry Beer (2)
Rheingold is […]

March Metness: On to the Larry Elliot Eight

Favorites carried the flag in the first night of Rick Sweet 16 action, with both 1-seeds advancing. Would the story be same the second night? Let’s check the March Metness results from Friday.

The Happy Recap (1) vs Seinfeld (4)
Jerry Seinfeld is the celebrity fan in all of Metsdom. He knows his way to […]

March Metness: The Rick Sweet 16 Tips Off

No losers reach the Rick Sweet 16. You get this far in March Metness, you can stake a serious claim to being a quintessential element of the overall Mets experience. While there are no losers, only half of the entries in any given matchup will get to walk away a winner.

Here’s how that inevitable winnowing […]

March Metness: Reset

In many ways, the first weekend of March Metness ran true to bracketology form, with each of the four 1-seeds still alive. Then again, did anybody see two 7-seeds advancing to the Rick Sweet 16? Did you think you would hear Jane Jarvis playing on? Was there a lot of money put down on Pete […]