SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, has once again teamed Mets long-time broadcasters Gary Cohen (SNY) and Howie Rose (WOR) together for a fierce head-to-head trivia competition that will test the duo's Amazin' knowledge against two teams of rabid super fans. Hosted by Chris Carlin, Beat the Booth, presented by Citi, features four pressure-packed rounds of Mets trivia reminiscent of the most memorable game shows of all time. Taped at the SNY studios in Manhattan, winners will be crowned Tuesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 p.m., following Mets Post Game Live.
The stakes remain high for Gary and Howie as SNY has found the worthiest challengers to take on the dynamic duo in Terrific Trivia, a rapid fire round of far-ranging questions; Flushing Feud, where teams must guess the top six answers to a specific Mets trivia question; Around the Bases, an SNY original game that gives teams a chance to "hit" for a single, double, triple or home run as each base corresponds to an increasingly difficult trivia question; and Ya Gotta Believe, a contest reminiscent of the old "Pyramid" game show where one teammate provides clues to his partner who works to identify the correct answers.
This year's challengers to the throne were handpicked from over 1,000 entries. The four finalists, consisting of two teams of two, are life-long Met fans and New York residents who impressed SNY judges with their deep knowledge of team history, past and present. The debut episode features James Hawkins (26 years old), born and raised in East Northport, Long Island and customer service specialist Andrew Padaetz (50) of Brooklyn, NY, while attorney Adam Yanover (49) from Melville, Long Island and Columbia University grad Anthony Furia (43) from Brooklyn, NY round out the second night's pairing. If either team is able to defeat Gary and Howie, it will walk away with bragging rights and a $5,000 cash prize. However, if Gary and Howie defend their crown, SNY will once again donate the prize money to charities of Gary and Howie's choice.
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