— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on March 24 at 5:40PM
FaithandFearthebook.jpgFaith And Fear in Flushing is the best-written blog about the Mets amongst all the InterWebs and BlogoNets you can find.

And now the blog is a book. So stop what you are doing (which is reading Loge13.com), go to Amazon and order the book, then come back here.

I tell you to do this not because I like Greg (which I do) and his book, or because he sent me a copy of the book for my very own. I tell you this because if you are like me, then you will find that this book is about you.

It's about the little kid you were that fell in love with a dinky team that played in a dumpy stadium during some lean years in Met and New York history. It's about how that same team makes you feel like a kid years later, when you have kids of your own. And it's about all the oddball Met fans that gather each year to watch their favorite team invent new ways to disappoint.

I'll be honest. I wasn't sure I would like the book version of the FnF blog. Blog reading and book reading are distinct experiences  (so I thought) and I was not sure how an online voice could translate to an offline medium. But now I found the two complement each other very well. I have a new appreciation for why Greg does what he does. And the book has helped get me out of my winter-long funk that began right around September 28th, 2008, to the point where I am actually looking forward to seeing Citi Field. So thanks for that. I can't wait for the movie version!


[March 31, 2009 1:58 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Cardinal70 said

I don't know about the book, but that bottom picture on the cover is priceless.

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