Jerry Seinfeld loves the New York Mets so much he famously almost helped Keith Hernandez move. But it’s been a tough love lately. It’s a good thing the rule Seinfeld and Larry David devised for the groundbreaking Seinfeld show was this: No hugging, no learning. That formula comes in handy, no doubt. The Mets seem never to learn, and there is hardly ever a reason for Mets fans to hug.
But the trade deadline acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes by the Mets — a sign that the team really, really wants to make the playoffs for the first time in eight years — got Seinfeld joyous. Celebratory even. @JerrySeinfeld tweeted: Oh my god. @Mets I can’t believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now “A Cespedis for the rest of us”? Yes, echoes of Festivus, the universal holiday Jerry Stiller made famous on Seinfeld. (Seinfeld later amended the spelling of Yoenis’s last name.) The Cespedes Festivus better happen soon. The Mets have traded all their minor league pitching talent away for some instant gratification.
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) July 31, 2015