Interesting casting to say the least. In addition to their impressive acting credits, Close and Cariou share a romantic past - they lived together from 1979 to 1983 - and have something equally as passionate in common. Both are avid fans of the New York Mets.
On "An Amazin' Era," a history of the Mets that was released on home video in 1986 Close introduces a segment and Cariou narrates.
Both have sung the national anthem before Mets games. Close also sang "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at Shea Stadium's last game in 2008.
Cariou's wedding to author Heather Summerhayes took place on Oct. 25, 1986 - the day of Game 6 of the World Series. As the game progressed, Cariou revealed in a New York Times story that the "something blue" that his bride brought to the ceremony was a blue and orange garter, the Mets' team colors. "Perhaps it was just coincidence, but the Amazin's rallied from that moment on," Cariou wrote. "My wife said it was a good omen for our marriage."