Longtime New York Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld injected some much needed light heartedness into the Mets broadcast on Tuesday night when he joined Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez, and Gary Cohen in the SNY broadcast booth to help call the action for a few innings.
Seinfeld, who is a huge Mets fan and understands the game as well as anybody, seemed comfortable discussing the action on the field. Although when it came down to it the legendary comedian could not resist cracking some jokes about the Dr. James Andrews, who examined Mets ace Matt harvey on Monday.
“I want to know why these doctors are getting billing now. Who the hell is this guy? He’s a big star. Dr. Andrews. Why do I have to hear about him for? Do we get free treatment out of this guy for all these plugs? ‘I’m Dr. Andrews. I talked to Matt Harvey. Didn’t do a damn thing. Did you hear me on the broadcast? They said my name four times. I’m Dr. Andrews.’ ”
Seinfeld also seemed to enjoy discussing the classic 1993 “Keith Hernandez” Seinfeld episode with the ex-Mets first baseman.
“I really can remember that like it was yesterday, Keith. You and her in that car, and you having to do that make-out scene,” Seinfeld said.
“Eight takes,” Hernandez said, laughing.
“I really was so excited when you walked on that set,” Seinfeld told Hernandez. ”We weren’t a hit show at that time. It was ’93; the show didn’t really take off till ’94. It was the biggest thrill we had had up to that time.”
It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Keith Hernandez’s now legendary guest appearance on Seinfeld. Hopefully, for Mets fans, it wont be that long until the team can find their way back into the postseason.