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Jerry Seinfeld was on the Mets broadcast, advocates for padded outfield fences

Sep 18, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld made his return to the Mets booth last night. The highlights, in super cut form:

I like that he starts off by taking a shot at Hernandez. And later talks about Hernandez’s makeout scene with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 1993. And for what it’s worth, he’s a big fan of the Mets rebuilding process. And he wants more padding on the outfield walls. Which, now that you think about it, is perfectly reasonable. Oh, and he wonders why Dr. Andrews is such a big celebrity. Oh, and he was accused by his co-announcers of being racist for mixing up Angel Pagan with another Latino player at one point.

It probably speaks to my age that half of his comments made me think how the topics he covers could have fallen into a “Seinfeld Episode.” George suggesting mattresses fastened to the Yankee Stadium wall. A whole thing in which all the characters increasingly mock “Dr. ANDREWS!”

Get off my line.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    At least the Mets are farther ahead than the Yankees in the rebuilding process.

  2. wpjohnson - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Why would anyone hsave any interest in what he has to say about baseball? I would guess that he throws a baseball like Obama.

  3. rickdobrydney - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Really, what does this clown know about baseball ??

    • jarathen - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      He’s a die-hard Mets fan.

      I know, it’s crazy, some of us have jobs that don’t involve baseball, but we still love and are knowledgeable about baseball. Crazy.

      • 1ambetterthanyou - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM

        He is a washed up unfunny comedian that is looking for a way back into the limelight.

        I would suggest he talk to Oprah or Miley on better ways to be an attention whore.

      • Liam - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM

        I love the implication that Seinfeld, in order to get back into the spotlight, decided to join the announcing booth of a regional sports network for four innings, as opposed to say, creating a new TV show every single network would pay him a bazillion dollars for.

      • jwbiii - Sep 18, 2013 at 7:50 PM

        Forbes had his 2013 income at $32m, through June. Anytime you can top that in six months, you can call him washed up.

    • josemartez - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      Yeah, what does Seinfeld, a baseball nut and Mets fan for YEARS, have any business doing in the Mets broadcast booth? This is an outrage.

      • goodknave - Sep 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

        Are you people serious? He is an iconic comedian…the Mets are terrible…he’s a fan…and, what’s the problem? Have you guys ever considerend euthanization?

  4. dexterismyhero - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    The big broadcast about nothing!!!!!

  5. Stiller43 - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Oh look, expressing his distate multiple times in one post wasnt enough for 1ambetter than you so he comes here to repeat it. Cute

    • 1ambetterthanyou - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      What is “distate”?

      • indaburg - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        A typo.

        You’re a charming one, aren’t you?

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:05 PM

        You kind of remind me of Harry.

      • cur68 - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

        Nah. harry’s a single-minded, simple, poo-flinging chimp. Its just the way he was born and he can’t help it. THIS guy right here; well, this guys a fuckin’ idiot who TRIES to be a fucking idiot. There’s a difference.

  6. bosoxfan15 - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    @1ambetterthanyou, you are a washed up, unfunny poster, what’s the difference?

    • asimonetti88 - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Don’t you have to have been something in the past to be washed up?

  7. psly2124 - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Has he been relevant since the 93 episode with Hernandez. Actually Ron Howard’s brother gets more work then Jerry

  8. csg19 - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    I think he mixed up Angel Pagan with Brandon Crawford so it was a joke that doing so was racist.

  9. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    I don’t really get the Dr. Andrews hate. He’s only the doctor responsible for what, 99% of Tommy John surgeries. Doesn’t every single player with a ligament injury end up consulting with him before doing anything else? When was the last time any MLB, NFL, NBA player with a blown knee, elbow, or shoulder go to a doctor that wasn’t Dr. Andrews? I’m sorry if you haven’t heard of him before, but then you just haven’t been paying much attention.

    • indaburg - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      When I hear my favorite star athlete’s name and Dr. Andrews in the same sentence, a chill runs through my spine. He is the grim reaper. He is “oh god no, not Dr. Andrews it must be really really bad if Dr. Andrews is called oh shit.”

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        Maybe. But keep in mind, before Dr. Andrews, that player wouldn’t be playing baseball again, or at least not anywhere near the level they once were. Now it’s “Take a year off for the surgery and come back a lot stronger than before.” Andrews isn’t the one causing injury, he’s the one fixing them. And doing it better than anyone else ever has.

      • indaburg - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        I know, I know. It’s a case of blaming the messenger. I’m in the health field. I’m frequently the recipient of misplaced blame so I understand from where it comes.

      • historiophiliac - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        Yet, people act like he is Jack Kevorkian sending people to a better place.

  10. aceshigh11 - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM


    A “washed-up comedian” who created one of the most-loved, most-quoted shows in TV history and, as a result, is worth 800 MILLION DOLLARS, and yet still does standup regularly because he genuinely loves doing it.

    Fuckin’ idiots.

    • 1ambetterthanyou - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      1 – Sheeple who spend their days quoting people really need to get a life.

      2 – Please provide proof of his 800 MILLION DOLLAR net worth. On second thought, don’t bother. His wealth means nothing.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        That you Harry?

      • smoothaswilkes - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        I’ll save you the trouble. It’s 800 million.

      • stlouis1baseball - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        Do everyone (including yourself) a favor and punch yourself in the face right now!
        Do it! Punch yourself! NOW!

  11. uwsptke - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    I’m thinking that Vandelay Industries, an importer/exporter of fine latex goods, could find some sort of solution to the outfield padding situation. Although if an outfielder ran into the wall too hard, he might be thrust halfway back to the infield with a rubber-padded wall.

    • 1ambetterthanyou - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Your post was almost as irrelevant to his thread as Seinfeld is to stand up comedy,

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        It’s a hell of a lot better than the ridiculousness you’ve been posting the past three days. Between offensive comments about a tragedy that claimed 12 innocent lives, and this stupid crusade against a popular comedian, one would wonder where you’ve found the time to kill virtual hookers in GTA5 while faking sick to stay home from middle school.

      • aceshigh11 - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        Somebody needs to ban this prick already.

      • coloradogolfcoupons - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        May your next job be sweeping the Oakland A’s dugout with your tongue. Momma lock you in the basement again?

    • sophiethegreatdane - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Great idea! Though I wonder if Art Vandelay, the noted architect, could design a stadium from the ground up that would eliminate the need for wall padding altogether?

  12. smillr58 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    He was great! I tuned in just to hear him!!

  13. jimeejohnson - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Show was hugely popular when it first came out, and has been re-run more than Star Trek. Well, maybe not more than Star Trek. I’m not a fan but I can appreciate his humor and would look forward to his announcing but not as much as if it had been Bill Murray.

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