The enduring pop culture phenomenon that is Seinfeld will be celebrated by the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones July 5th when the team hosts Seinfeld Night.
Of course you can’t have a convergence of baseball and Seinfeld without mentioning Keith Hernandez, who memorably played himself during a two-part episode way back in 1992.
The classic episode featured the “magic loogie” incident, in which Kramer and Newman claimed that Hernandez spit at them after a game, but it turned out to have been a second spitter as Jerry proved in Oliver Stone-like fashion.
In honor of Hernadez’s brilliant acting in that episode, the Cyclones will give out a Hernandez magic loogie bobblehead to the first 2,500 fans through the door on Seinfeld night.
The team website provides a list of other planned events:
- MCU Park will known as Vandelay Industries Park for one night only.
- Mailmen in uniform get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch (“Hello Newman!”)
- Anyone who has a business card indicating that they are in fact a “Latex Salesman” will also receive a free ticket to the game. If we call the number and it’s some apartment on the Upper East Side, you won’t qualify for the freebie.
- Fans can visit the information table for an “airing of grievances.”
- Closest to the pin / whale’s blow hole competition (“Is that a Titleist?”)
- The foul poles will be known as Festivus Poles.
- “Low-Talking” PA Announcer.
- Elaine Dancing Contest
- Everyone Runs the Bases Post-game…but anyone named Jerry gets a head start (Take that Duncan Meyer).
- Game of “Risk” on the Concourse
- Cereal eating contests
- Anyone named George Costanza will be allowed to join our radio broadcast as a color analyst for an inning
- Players in puffy shirts for batting practice.
Just don’t show up in an Orioles cap or you will get thrown out.