NY Met Controversies & Disasters

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Can you name the Met players involved in various different kinds of controversies and disasters?

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The first run allowed in NY Met history is balked in by this pitcher- not so much a controversy, but a sign of things to come.4/11/1962
This manager once famously said: ''I've been in this game a hundred years, but I see new ways to lose I never knew existed before.''c. 1963
Perhaps the most dominant right-handed pitcher in baseball's history is traded away with another three Mets for shortstop Jim Fregosi.12/10/1971
This pitcher had no no-hitters for the Mets and was later traded after a contract dispute. He of course threw a no-hitter the following season exactly 366 days after his trade.6/15/1977
After returning to the Mets in 1982, Tom Seaver is not protected in a compensation draft and is claimed by this team.1/20/1984
In his autobiography, Dwight Gooden accused this outfielder of holding him hostage and decapitating his own girlfriend's cat.Unspecified date in 1986
This pitcher went off to a rehab clinic after testing positive for cocaine during training camp.Spring, 1987
This outfielder is arrested for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face with an open hand and also to have threatened her with a gun.1/26/1990
Two women file suit against this pitcher alleging that he ''pleasured himself'' in front of them in the bullpen of Shea Stadium in 1989.March, 1992
This book is published about the 1992 Mets by local columnist Bob Klapisch.Early 1993
This player violently confronts the previously mentioned writer after a game in the clubhouse and tells him: ''Make your move, 'cause I'll hurt you... I'll show you the Bronx.''4/10/1993
This pitcher lost 27 consecutive games in which he had a decision (not a typo).5/6/1992 - 7/24/1993
This OF injures Doc's arm while practicing his golf swing in the clubhouse and throws a lit firecracker at a group of fans (including two children) waiting for autographs.April & June, 1993
This pitcher used a Super Soaker to spray reporters with (wait for it...) bleach. Don't worry- he apologized.7/27/1993
Disaster DescriptionPlayer NameDate
Bill Pulsipher, Jason Isringhausen and Paul Wilson were given this nickname and were to be the saviors of the franchise. By the end of 1996 they had all suffered severe injuries.1995-96
This outfielder left the dugout after being replaced and returned to the clubhouse to play a game of cards with Bobby Bo.10/19/1999
This reliever and fan scapegoat developed gout after consistently eating too much shellfish. He also had severe issues in closing out playoff games.1999-2001
After missing all of 2001 with injuries, this ''slugging'' 1B then played 27 games in 2003 before his knees gave out under his 275-pound frame.2001-03
These two players were accused of beating up a pizza delivery boy in Port St. Lucie after one of them peed on a parking space in front of the restaurant (name 1 or both).3/5/2004
This top pitching prospect is traded for Victor Zambrano- the league leader in walks, wild pitches and hit batsmen.7/30/2004
This wife claimed on the Howard Stern show that she would sleep with every other Mets player if she caught her husband cheating on her.Late 2004
During a start against the Marlins, this pitcher was instructed by the umpires to change his undershirt. He slipped in the corridor, injuring his hip, and ruined his season.5/26/2006
This setup man is involved in a taxi cab accident in Florida severely injuring his shoulder, essentially ending his promising career and the bullpen's chemistry.7/30/2006
This Met employee took off his shirt and challenged minor league players to fights and threw a hissy fit after not having his favorite seat available.2009 Season
After the Mets front office released statements claiming this outfielder would not need knee surgery, it took place of this player's own volition anyway.1/13/2010
After signing a 3-year, $36 million deal in February of 2009, this pitcher refuses a demotion to the minor leagues, despite having a 6.28 ERA.5/15/2010
This closer beat up his girlfriend's father. It was later learned that he tore a ligament in his throwing thumb during the fight.8/11/2010
In the most recent episode of 'As the Mets Turn,' owner Fred Wilpon participated in an interview with this publication where he criticized several star players.5/30/2011

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