As Met intrigue goes, this one is just too delicious. You will not believe who, from the bowels of Busch Stadium, ruined this game for his former team.

Hint: It was the guy who looked at an Adam Wainwright curveball to end the 2006 National League Championship Series. The guy who battled with management, served as a quiet team leader, resented New York fans, gave the Mets more production than any free agent in team history, hit a shoulda-been double in June in Johan Santana's "no hitter" that an umpire erroneously called foul.

The guy who called for the appeal on Andres Torres that helped decide Monday's 5-4 loss to the Cardinals? Carlos Beltran !