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Our Special Bonds: Cardinals Haters Rejoice (Answers)

Answers to the trivia quiz posted on June 28, 2007
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2007/06/our-special-bonds-cardinals-haters.html

1) Those of you who have been regular readers for a long time should know that I wasn't going to let this quiz go by without making a reference somewhere to Neil Allen and his 3 walk-off defeats for the Cardinals against the Mets.

2) Had a lot of fun stumping people with this one. The big-city guy is Daryl Boston. The small-state dude is Del Unser. Both hit the Cardinals very well in their Mets careers.

3) If you can't beat 'em, join em. That was the case for Pete Falcone and it should have been a sign that he wasn't very good if he couldn't beat the Mets teams he faced in that era.

4) Rick Reed couldn't beat the Cardinals in the playoffs, but was 5-0 as a Met against them in the regular season.

5) Considering the era in which he played, this isn't as tough as you'd think. The lefty is Sid Fernandez. The righty is David Cone.

6) I'm guessing that you guessed Dwight Gooden, but that's incorrect. Sid Fernandez is the right answer, once again.

7) Unfortunately, the answer is Aaron Heilman (wail of anguish.....WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY DIDN'T BELTRAN SWING???????????). Sorry about that.

8) Shawn Green has more career homers against NLCS-clinching pitcher Mike Hampton (5) then any other pitcher.

9) The rain-shortened winner that day was Jason Isringhausen and for more on that game, you can go here:

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/11/walk-off-asterisk_113133903264154526.html

Comments

Stormy said…
I don't feel so bad when I can get a few correct.

(Neil Allen, Del Unser, El Sid)

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