Jerry Seinfeld calls out MLB All-Star game fans
The Major League Baseball All-Star game is supposed to be one of the best events in sports. The “Midsummer Classic” in July represents America’s pastime and allows baseball to shine while all the other major sports are on hiatus. Not this year however, as the raucous Citi Field crowd’s behavior was “embarrassing” as comedian Jerry Seinfeld put it. Between the fights and the booing that took place, it somewhat overshadowed the real storyline of Mariano Rivera playing in his last All-Star game.
Via CBS 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.”
“I felt redeemed by the reception that we gave Mariano Rivera,” Seinfeld said, “and that brilliantly staged farewell.”