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Amazin' Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens
     

Amazin' Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens

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by Greg W. Prince, Howie Rose (Foreword by)
 

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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’. Against all expectations, these Mets surged from the

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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’. Against all expectations, these Mets surged from the starting gate, hung tough when adversity threatened to overwhelm their budding chances, and fortified themselves for a stretch drive few could have foreseen. In short order, they proceeded to capture a division title, raise a pennant, and lay claim to the heart of their city.
With an unforgettable cast of characters including Matt Harvey, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes, and Daniel Murphy, the tale of the 2015 National League champion New York Mets is told for the ages in Amazin’ Again. Author Greg Prince—cocreator of Faith and Fear in Flushing, the blog that has distilled the heart and soul of Mets fandom for more than a decade—traces the trajectory of this championship season, from its roots in a long-ago amateur draft to its climax within the cauldron of Citi Field’s first World Series. In between, Prince re-creates the emotions of a year that culminated in the Mets making New York their kind of town once again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613219454
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
03/15/2016
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
95,257
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Greg Prince is cocreator of the blog Faith and Fear in Flushing, the daily destination for “Mets fans who like to read” since 2005. His memoir of the same name—“an intense personal history of the New York Mets”—was published by Skyhorse in 2009 and continues to generate a passionate response among those who bleed orange and blue. He 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. He lives in Baldwin, New York.

Howie Rose has been a Mets broadcaster since 1987. He is also the television voice of the New York Islanders and previously broadcast games for the New York Rangers. He lives in Roslyn, New York.

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Amazin' Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JimRGill2012 More than 1 year ago
Unless science and technology create some sort of nostalgia-driven virtual reality time machine, it will be technically impossible to actually relive the—yes—amazing 2015 New York Mets baseball season. But who needs science and technology when we have Greg Prince and his knowledgeable, insightful, and witty prose to guide us through that magical season? As Prince explains in the first chapter of this book, he’s one of us—a fan. His love and devotion for the Mets permeate each page of this volume, and his adept writing and gently humorous tone made me feel as though I were spending time with a friend who loves the guys in blue and orange just as much as I do. Structured like the season Prince so fondly recounts for us, *Amazin’ Again* powerfully captures the full range of emotions that 2015 evoked in the Mets faithful—the hope, the despair, the joy, the vindication, the disappointment, the appreciation—and most of all the privilege—of being a Mets fan. Prince might never have taken the field for our boys in Flushing, but as far as I’m concerned, he’s their 26th man. Let’s go, Mets—and keep writing, Greg.
sharonlc More than 1 year ago
Amazin' Again is a fantastic trip down the wild ride that was the Mets' 2015 season. Author Greg W. Prince does a great job of presenting the year's twists and turns, from Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery to David Wright's Spinal Stenosis to Cespedes and beyond. This is the fist must read book of the baseball season, and one that all fans of the game will enjoy and appreciate.