Mar 19th, 2016
“The Mets are gonna be amazing.” -Casey Stengel, circa 1975
They were coming off a seemingly endless string of losing records. They were considered years away from legitimate contention. They were derided and disregarded as a matter of course. But in 2015, the New York Mets changed their course and changed their story. The result was the best kind of amazin’. They proceeded to capture a division title, raise a pennant, and lay claim to the heart of their city.
Author Greg Prince -- cocreator of Faith and Fear in Flushing -- traces the trajectory of this championship season and recreates the emotions of a year that culminated in the Mets making New York their kind of town once again in Amazin' Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens.
Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was six, during the magical summer of 1969. He is the cocreator of the blog Faith and Fear in Flushing, the daily destination for “Mets fans who like to read.” Prince has written about baseball for The New York Times, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Sports, and ESPN.com; served as a consultant to the film The Last Play at Shea; and helped organize the New York Mets 50th Anniversary conference at Hofstra University.
On an amazin' March evening, Greg brought the magic back to the Clubhouse. Listen in. Enjoy...