Sep 17, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Comedian and Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld on the field during batting practice before a game between the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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.