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Jerry Seinfeld joke tweets he’ll reboot ‘Seinfeld’ if Pete Alonso appears

Frank Carnevale
New York Mets Pete Alonso reacts after hitting his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in New York.

“Seinfeld” fans hoping for a reboot, may want to get on the Pete Alonso bandwagon.

The New York Mets first baseman had an extraordinary first season: he set a rookie record by crushing 53 home runs, had 120 RBIs and won the Home Run Derby in July. The Mets missed the playoffs falling three games short of a wild-card spot, but the slugger gives New York fans something to savor in the offseason.

One of those fans seems to be Jerry Seinfeld.

After the season ended for the Mets with a 7-6 win in 11 innings, Seinfeld tweeted, “Deeply contemplating “Seinfeld” reboot if I can lock up @Pete_Alonso20 for next episode of “The Boyfriend”.”

Seinfeld was referencing the episode from 1992 where Jerry meets his idol, retired Mets player Keith Hernandez, and wants to make a good impression. But Hernandez is introduced to Elaine and goes on to break his date with Jerry to go out with her.

Fans have been hoping for a reboot since the show ended in 1998, though the comedian has been more focused his Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

When asked about a reboot in July, Seinfeld said in an interview, “No, and do what? Make it worse? I (was) very fortunate to be in the position to make that show with those people at that time. I wouldn’t be arrogant enough to think I could do it again. That’s egomaniacal. I’m happy with what I have now.”

Maybe Alonso can get him to change his mind?

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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