Full Count

The Book of Mets Poetry


Book Description

The subject of a front-page New York Times article, Frank Messina takes the same seat at every New York Mets home game. His self proclaimed title as “The Mets Poet” is emblazoned across the back of his Mets jersey and printed on the season–ticket-holder plaque next to his seat. A collection of seventy-five of his poems that pay homage to his favorite team, Full Count is the ideal inspiration for any Mets fan, whether in those all-too-long, quiet stretches of life between games or for impassioned recitation in the bleachers or in front of the TV.

About Messina, Frank

Frank Messina, “The Mets Poet,” has regularly appeared on SNY-TV, the station that broadcasts Mets games, in video montages that feature him reciting his poetry against the visual backdrop of glorious (and not so glorious) moments in Mets baseball. A New Jersey resident, he travels nationwide giving poetry readings (not all of his work deals with the Mets) and readily admits that much of his Mets poetry is driven by the passion of being a diehard fan of a team that repeatedly endures dramatic failure and victory like no other sports team.