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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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Comma Chameleons

I believe there’s a reason above all others that Ed Kranepool resonates like no one else in the Met mythology: He was here from the first year through the eighteenth year of the franchise uninterrupted. Ed Kranepool’s entire Mets career (his entire major league career, for that matter) can be expressed via a simple en-dash.

Ed […]

You (Usually) Can't Go Home Again

Like my blog partner, I registered the wholly unexpected presence of Jason Isringhausen in Mets camp — and, however briefly, allowed myself to dream.

Stories like Izzy’s are an object lesson in why it’s good that fans don’t run baseball teams. The reaction of the Sandy Alderson braintrust to Izzy’s availability, I’m sure, was a businesslike […]

Gary To Give It Another Go

Omar Minaya heard it was Fred Wilpon’s thirtieth anniversary as a Met owner. For a gift, he thought about what the chairman and CEO had; didn’t have; and once had but had no longer. Omar was intrigued by the last category. Surely, he thought, there was something Fred once held in his collection, regretted not […]

Recidivism Among Mets

The thing that’s holding up the Ishii deal, according to Fran Healy, is “a contractual matter”. He said it like he had a scoop.

And you miss MSG.

Mets By The Numbers lists a handful of other recidivist Mets:

David Cone

Jim Gosger

Clint Hurdle

Josias Manzanillo

Ray Sadecki

Jeff Tam

Mike Birkbeck is an asterisk unto himself. His […]

G(r)eek Chorus, Part V

I couldn’t help noticing that both Hubie Brooks and Todd Zeile belong the category of Reacquired Mets, which is always an interesting one.

By my count (which is almost certainly wrong) there are 23 members of

this club, and a look at their mostly-not-august ranks shows how rarely

this works. What you’re hoping for is a Nice Comeback: […]