Jerry Seinfeld is one of the New York Mets’ most high-profile fans. With the All-Star Game set to be played in his favorite team’s still-new Citi Field, the comedian was not going to miss it.
However, it sounds like he really wishes he was somewhere else. The crowd let out the boo birds for several players during the Midsummer Classic, but Seinfeld was not at all impressed.
From CBS 2 New York:
“This is one of the lowest moments of my lifetime of Mets fandom, when the Citi Field crowd was booing (players) that they see as rivals to their Mets team,” Seinfeld told WFAN radio’s Steve Somers on Wednesday night. “And I’m standing there, I was in shock. I was embarrassed. I thought it was horrible manners.”…
“These are the best players, in the game you love, that have come here to put on a show for you, and we’re booing them like 5-year-olds,” Seinfeld said. “As if there’s some sort of real animosity.”
“The American League is not the Taliban,” he added. “What are we booing Miguel Cabrera (for)? … So I was very embarrassed by that.”
No, the AL is not the Taliban. However, for a guy that is as renowned a “social observer” as Seinfeld is, we were sort of hoping for something a little more witty.
But the point is clear: You’re on notice Mets fans. Be nice, or incur the wrath of the guy who made Bee Movie.
[H/T: For The Win]