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.
“No one would question a poet writing about love for a woman, but when you're a fan of a team, the emotional attachment is even stronger, because women come and go, but your team never changes.”—Joe Benigno, WFAN (Sports Radio 66), New York City
“He's the Poet Laureate of the Mets.”—Sports Illustrated
“Frank Messina has become a classic.”—The New York Times