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Mets minor league team is hosting “Seinfeld night”

Apr 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

Keith Hernandez Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld is a big Mets fan, so he’ll probably love this.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Seinfeld” starting on NBC the Mets’ Single-A affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League, are hosting a “Seinfeld Night” at the ballpark on July 5.

Darren Rovell of reports that the first 2,500 fans will get a Keith Hernandez bobblehead depicting him from the “Magic Loogie” episode of the show. Some other details of the festivities, via Rovell:

During the game, the team will become Vandelay Industries Park, named for the latex company George Costanza tells the unemployment office he might work for. The Cyclones say that anyone who can present a legitimate business card that shows they are a latex salesman will get in for free.

Thanks to Newman, mailmen in uniform will throw out the first pitch. Fans will have a chance to take part in an eating contest featuring cereal, Jerry’s favorite food, and there will be a dancing contest where fans will try to dance just like Elaine. To commemorate one of Jerry’s most awkward moments, the Cyclones will wear puffy shirts during batting practice.

I’m sure it’ll be super cheesy, but as a huge “Seinfeld” fan I can’t imagine the whole night not being really fun.

Some other possibilities that the Cyclones are free to use/steal:

– Every time a hitter on either team gets to first base they have to wear a Keith Hernandez mustache on the bases.

– Roundtable discussion of whether Jay Buhner-for-Ken Phelps was a good trade or not.

– Any player who follows in Paul O’Neill’s footsteps by hitting two home runs* for a sick child wins a free black-and-white cookie for everyone in the crowd.

– George Constanza look-a-like giving hitting tips to the players during pregame batting practice.

– And of course anyone with a baby named “Seven” gets in for free.

  1. jaturso - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Anyone with the following names should get in free, as well:
    H.E. Pennypacker
    Bob Saccamano
    Jackie Chiles
    Tim Watley
    Mulva, Gipple, or Dolores
    Babu Bhatt
    Mr. Pitt
    Mr. Littmann
    David Puddy

    Also, anyone with JUST the top of a muffin should get a free hot dog.

    • sometimesimisscandlestick - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      The could also have a muffin top stand and give away the bottoms to a local food bank.

    • jaturso - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      I forgot: Yev Kasem (the Soup Nazi’s actual name)
      Mr. Wilhelm
      Mr. Tommasoulo
      Rebecca De’Mournay (“I’m gonna punch you in the brain.”)
      Lloyd Braun
      Izzie Mandelbaum
      Any Leo who’s an uncle
      Sue Ellen Mischke
      Kenny Bania
      Joe Davola
      Bob Cobb (The Maestro)
      Jake Jarmel
      Franklin Delano Romanowski

      I guess that means there might not be that many actual paying customers…

      • adross47 - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM

        Dr. Van Nostren?

      • Balladeer - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:10 PM

        Lomez, too!

      • kopy - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM

        Would Joel Rifkin be in poor taste?

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

        Mr. Kruger?

      • vivabear - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:11 PM

        The Exterminator?

      • vivabear - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:11 PM


      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

        Vegetable Lasagna?

      • anxovies - Apr 16, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Ron Mexico?

    • arckln - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      Jay Riemenschneider eats horse all the time. He gets it from his butcher.

  2. hojo20 - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    At least there was no blog here on this about how Seinfeld has mostly white people as actors on it, with few blacks on the program (Mike Wilbon always mentions this)….Serenity Now!

  3. Liam - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    How the hell could the Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps move have been a good deal? Buhner hit 30 Home runs, 100 RBIs, had a laser rocket arm…

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:58 PM


  4. ianlozada - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    I hear the Mets are going to have a related promotion at Citi Field where they score about nothing.

  5. alexo0 - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Anyone who can figure out how they could have gotten Bonds and Griffey, without giving up that much, becomes GM for a day.

  6. miguelcairo - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Seinfeld and baseball. Two of America’s finest accomplishments in one night.

  7. yankeesfanlen - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    I believe I’ll attend in a 100% cotton Yankees jersey.

  8. rpiddy - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    I’ll be the guy wearing the Orioles hat behind the dugout.

  9. georgewashingtonsghost - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it appears all the events have a tie to the specific Keith Hernandez episode.

  10. bobwheel - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    They should give out free pretzels to make everyone thirsty.

  11. RickyB - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ll be wearing cologne that will make me smell like the beach? And I’ll be wearing a technicolor coat with a white fuzzy top hat and a cane. Don’t judge me.

  12. mike8016 - Apr 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Will the uniforms be made of cotton?

  13. terrytateofficelb - Apr 16, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Jimmy likes this idea!

  14. adeedothatswho - Apr 16, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    They should also have a Costanza look alike drive around in the parking lot with a replica World Series trophy dragging behind it, shouting about how Steinbrenner can sit on it, and how they all stink.


  15. Minoring In Baseball - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    The Minor Leagues simply have the best promos. This is a good one, too, and will probably be sold out. I’ve seen ‘Festivus Night’ at some ballparks, too.

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