Jerry Seinfeld was not just a big New York Mets fan in “Seinfeld.” The actor/comedian loves the Mets in real life, and he was not in a joking mood after the events that took place at the All-Star Game at Citi Field on Tuesday night.
Seinfeld, who actually named his dog after a former Mets player, ripped Mets fans in an interview with WFAN (via the NY Post) on Wednesday night for booing opposing players during the Midsummer Classic.
“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 said. “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. As if there’s some sort of real animosity. The American League is not the Taliban. What are we booing Miguel Cabrera (for)? … So I was very embarrassed by that.”
We understand where Jerry is coming from, but Mets fans aren’t the first ones to boo opponents during the All-Star Game. It’s all part of the experience and I highly doubt the players are offended. You think Boston Red Sox fans were cheering New York Yankees players when the All-Star Game was at Fenway Park and vice-versa? Of course not, and those were players on their own team for the evening.
Of course, Seinfeld was impressed by the warm reception Mariano Rivera was given in his final All-Star Game.
“I felt redeemed by the reception that we gave Mariano Rivera and that brilliantly staged farewell,” he said.
Mets fans have done some incredibly stupid things over the years, but I’ll give them a pass on the booing. It was all in good fun.Google+