Meet The Mets Fan: Faith and Fear in Flushing’s Greg Prince
The Mets Fan
How You Became A Mets Fan
I became a Mets fan in the late summer of 1969, a propitious time for a six-year-old on Long Island to fall in love with baseball. The excitement they were stirring in the papers attracted me, so I tuned in and never tuned out.
Favorite Mets Player
My favorite Met is Tom Seaver. He was my first favorite and remains my forever favorite.
Favorite Moment in Mets History
My personal favorite moment is Melvin Mora scoring on a wild pitch in the ninth inning, October 3, 1999, to send the Mets to at least a Wild Card play-in game. But it’s hard to not objectively rank Mookie’s roller up the first base line No. 1 in franchise history.
Message to Mets Fans
My message to Mets fans is threefold: Hang in there, gang; spring is coming; read Faith and Fear.