On Tuesday evening, Jerry Seinfeld stopped by the New York Mets’ SNY television booth to help call the baseball action during four innings of the Mets-San Francisco Giants game.
It was more than a promotional stunt for the network or an ego-gratifying turn for the former star of the still-beloved show (in syndication). Seinfeld truly loves baseball — especially his hometown team, the struggling New York Mets.
Seinfeld contributed his particular brand of biting and subtle humor to the broadcast. He was in good form, poking fun at a noted baseball doctor, outfield walls and other arcane parts of the National Pastime. Seinfeld appeared to be completely relaxed in the company of good friends.
He also reunited with Keith Hernandez, the great Mets first baseman of the 1980s who had appeared on a few episodes of Seinfeld, memorably a two-arc turn in 1993 when he was appearing as himself, wooing Jerry’s ex-girlfriend, Elaine, and confounding Jerry by asking him to help Hernandez move.
This is how I covered it for FanChalkTalk.com: