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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ISBN-13: 9781613219454
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 851,056
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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; 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword Howie Rose ix

Here We Go 1

Our Pronoun of Choice 3

How we Got Here 7

An Era Unwittingly Ends 9

The Spirit of '67 12

Wright Here, Wright Still 17

Success Has Two Daddies 20

How we Got Going 25

Hope Springs Fitfully 27

Opening Days 30

This Felt Different 34

How we Got Stuck 39

What's Spinal Stenosis? 41

The Pitchers Do It All 45

Local Boymakes Impression 48

Mild Card Contenders 54

How we Got Going Again 59

Western Swing 61

Three Mets & a Break 66

A Marathon, Not a Sprint 70

The Scheme of Things 78

How we Got Transformed 81

New Faces of 2015 83

Huh? 87

Someone for the Rest of Us 97

How We Got Rolling 101

Once in a Blue Moon 103

Look Who's No. 1 109

Out of thin Air 113

All Spine, No Stenosis 117

How We Got to the Playoffs 125

Surprises 127

The Sound of One Team Racing 132

Inching Toward Clinching 139

Our Team, Our Time 142

Setting the Stage 150

How we Got Past La 155

Animal Planet 157

Slide into Madness 164

Echoes of Shea 168

Better Met than Never 172

How We Got Ourselves a Pennant 179

The Greatest Show on Murph 181

Broom With a View 185

Long May It Wave 190

How we Got (Only) So Far 195

No Other 197

A Royal Pain 200

Unprecedented 209

Acknowledgments 212

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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.