If you're a Mets fan (and you know we are), then you know all about Greg Prince and his "blog for Mets fans who like to read." BF and Greg have been virtual buddies for awhile - often watching Mets games and simultaneously holding in-depth conversations of 140 characters or less. Tonight was the first time they got to meet in person while Greg was in town to promote his new book Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star
BF, his baseball buddy Larry and I posed for a picture with Greg at Staples High School
After the chitchat, we invited Greg and his hosts the Chasin family, to come to the house to take a picture with the Mets statue.
Greg had taken a picture hugging this statue when it was on display in Manhattan on Avenue of the Americas in 2008 prior to the auction to raise funds for the MLB charities. So tonight Greg and Liberty Shea were reunited.
And finally, Greg posed for a picture wearing BF's Bambi's Bandits hat from 1982 in honor of George Bamberger - the Met's Manager and the bandits, or rather, reserve Mets who would steal the game.
It's rare that you can share so much passion for a sport like BF and Greg do. Seeing them together was a rare treat. I've heard Greg's name for so long, it's hard to believe this was their first meeting in person.
Thanks Greg for making the trek to Connecticut. I just have one thing to say...
Let's Go Mets!