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by Gary Cohen,Jason Fry,Greg W. Prince


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Greg W. Prince is the co-author (along with Jason Fry) of the popular Mets blog Faith and Fear in Flushing and . Years ago, Joel Oppenheimer penned a personal diary on a Mets season gone awry entitled ''The Wrong Season.

Faith and Fear in Flushing is his first book. It was a mini-classic interweaving humorous anecdotes with the exasperation of rooting for an endearing near-miss baseball club (the 1972 Mets).

Greg W. Prince is the co-author (along with Jason Fry) of the popular Mets blog Faith and . Greg Prince has taken Oppenheimer's season and gone one better in this tour de force on Met fandom, examining 40 years of mostly exasperation in Flushing, not through the eyes of the team, players, the media or owners. but through that of a diehard fan.

Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he ca.

Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he can. ተጨማሪ ያንብቡ. Faith and Fear in Flushing is his first book

Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in. .Greg Prince is a marvelous story-teller who can make even the mundane interesting and illuminating. And there is very little mundane in this book

Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he ca. And there is very little mundane in this book. Dec 28, 2012 Ian Hardouin rated it really liked it. For "Mets fans that like to read", I recommend subscribing to the Faith and Fear in Flushing blog.

Gary Cohen (Foreword) . Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he ca.

An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets. By Gary Cohen and Greg W. Prince. Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he can. About The Authors. Foreword by Jason Fry. Trade Paperback.

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Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets. Coauthors & Alternates. by Gary Cohen, Greg W. ISBN 9781616080464 (978-1-61608-046-4) Softcover, Skyhorse, 2010.

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The New York Mets fan is an Amazin’ creature whose species finds its voice at last in Greg W. Prince’s Faith and Fear in Flushing, the definitive account of what it means to root for and live through the machinations of an endlessly fascinating if often frustrating baseball team. Prince, co-author of the highly regarded blog of the same name, examines how the life of the franchise mirrors the life of its fans, particularly his own. Unabashedly and unapologetically, Prince stands up for all Mets fans and, by proxy, sports fans everywhere in exploring how we root, why we take it so seriously, and what it all means. What was it like to enter a baseball world about to be ruled by the Mets in 1969? To understand intrinsically that You Gotta Believe? To overcome the trade of an idol and the dissolution of a roster? To hope hard for a comeback and then receive it in thrilling fashion in 1986? To experience the constant ups and downs the Mets would dispense for the next two decades? To put ups with the Yankees right next door? To make the psychic journey from Shea Stadium to Citi Field? To sort the myths from the realities? Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he can.

Comments: (7)

Funky
I've been a Mets Fan since their first year. I was taking Basic Training at Fort Knox in 1962 and my (then) fiancee - and now wife of 49 1/2 years - would send me the daily Box scores. (The Louisville Courier Journal didn't cover the Mets all that much.) I've danced with joy at Mets triumphs - far fewer than I had hoped for but all memorable. I've cursed and moaned at their bone-headed plays - far too many I fear. I've wept when stars were traded and hoped when "stars" were acquired - perhaps more tears than hopes. And I loved creaky old Shea Stadium - I still do in my memory of games I've attended and watched on TV. This book is a highly personalized account of a love-affair with an improbable team that plays its home games close enough for me - when I was younger - to walk to the park. Calling the book a love story is not far from the truth. As any tried and true Mets fan will tell you, feelings towards the Mets are always bordering between love and hate - and love always wins - even when the Mets don't. I can sum this all up in three words: LET'S GO METS!
Kagda
Greg Prince does a great job in his book, as he does on his blog, of weaving our painful devotion to the Mets into the fabric of our lives. A real fan (of any team, to be fair) knows what this is like - who pitched the day you got married, the first time your kid pretended to be his/her favorite player, the last baseball conversation you had with a deceased relative. Faith and Fear isn't as philosophical as Richard Grossinger's The New York Mets Ethnography, Myth and Subtext, but does an equally good job of capturing how life and the Mets are intertwined and inseparable for their true fans. If you cried on September 28 as you watched Seaver throw that last pitch to Piazza, you must read this book.

And the cover says it all...there is no other team for whom a huge fan would celebrate the franchise with a book showing a moment of glory combined with a moment of pure agony. As I often say, rooting for the Yankees is easy, anybody can do that. Being a real Mets fan takes a lot more courage, guts and stamina. Can you imagine a Yankee fan writing a book and putting a Red Sox celebration on the cover?
Jelar
I have been laughing and crying at Greg Prince's on line musings for several years now. He must be channeling my blue-and-orange-dyed soul. Greg puts into words what real Mets fans feel down deep in their bones; even if they have never put these thoughts and emotions into actual words, they will be reading them on the pages of FAFIF. This wonderful collection of essays is an autobiographical study of a fan's love affair with a baseball team that can be a sometimes teasing, sometimes tantalizing, and ofttimes downright cruel and nasty mistress. No matter what the outcome, you are left aching for more. Can you relate to the term Mets-oholic. If you can relate my words, BUY THIS BOOK. If you have bookmarked every NYC newspapers' website Mets team page on your internet browser, BUY THIS BOOK. If you would be at least a decade younger if time stood still for every moment you were watching, listening to, or reading about the NY Mets, BUY THIS BOOK. If you secretly flip the bird at every rube you see wearing a Crankees ball cap, BUY THIS BOOK. If you are studying Ericksonian stages of psychological development and want to see their parallel in a fan's relationship with a sports team, BUY THIS BOOK. Heck, if you are doing an anthropological study of idol worship, BUY THIS BOOK!
Uranneavo
Years ago, Joel Oppenheimer penned a personal diary on a Mets season gone awry entitled ''The Wrong Season.'' It was a mini-classic interweaving humorous anecdotes with the exasperation of rooting for an endearing near-miss baseball club (the 1972 Mets). Greg Prince has taken Oppenheimer's season and gone one better in this tour de force on Met fandom, examining 40 years of mostly exasperation in Flushing, not through the eyes of the team, players, the media or owners ... but through that of a diehard fan.
What won't you find in this non-objective easy-to-read, always-fun rant? Too many stats. This isn't for the SABRmetricians or one looking to put the Mets' 1986 championship run or 2007 collapse in a historical context. Instead we are treated to the parent who admonishes Prince for staying up late to watch the famous Ball on the Wall Game in 1973, the phone call from a buddy announcing that he is leaving Met fandom in 1977 ... and taking two pals with him, the joys and tortures of 1985 culminated in the beating up of a Whitey Herzong likeness.
In short, Prince has not only kept Oppenheimer's flame alive, but given every Mets fan a welcome addition to their library.
Bad Sunny
I liked this book. I followed the Mets in the early years and then lapsed. The part of the book that covered the years I followed them was extremely fun reading, being reminded of players and events. Once into the years I lapsed, it lost some of its fun, no fault of the author, but it still provided me with info on the team and the angst of being a Mets fan. I have returned to the fold and am hoping for better days. Go Mets!
Whitegrove
Outstanding book. I like how it's written from a fans perspective and not a player or sportswriter. Captured the highs and lows of growing up a Mets fan. Well researched and well written. Greg Prince has an amazing memory of Mets history. I really enjoyed how he brought his family into the book and showed their connection into his being a Mets fan. He brought up some of my favorite events in Mets history.
Gralinda
Greg W. Prince has written a book for everybody who wonders if they're the only person that thinks that they have to stay seated, or remain standing, so as not to stop a rally. This is a book that captures the heart of a true fan. You don't have to be a Mets fan to appreciate this book as it speaks for fans of every team. This is a beautifully written book that belongs in the library of all fans everywhere.
Book in good condition. Greg Prince is the ultimate METS FANATIC!!!!!
Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets download epub
Miscellaneous
Author: Gary Cohen,Jason Fry,Greg W. Prince
ISBN: 1616080469
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
Language: English
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (April 5, 2010)
Pages: 320 pages