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‘Seinfeld Night’ can be properly hosted by only 1 team … and they’re doing it

Tim Benz
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Former player Keith Hernandez (left) poses for a picture with comedian Jerry Seinfeld before the game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium on May 22, 2005 in New York.

Take a wild guess which team is hosting “Seinfeld Night” at their ballpark?

Of course, it’s Jerry Seinfeld’s beloved New York Mets.

Their July 5th game at Citi Field will have a Seinfeld theme and giveaways.

That date is the 30th anniversary of the “Seinfeld” pilot. Seinfeld will be on hand for trivia with fans.

That’s gold, Jerry! Gold!

Larry Thomas — the “Soup Nazi” character from the show — will be greeting ticket-holders on the concourse.

At PNC Park earlier this year, it was “no hot dog buns for you.” At Citi Field on July 5, it’ll be “No soup for you!”

The Mets should cease sales of all other concessions and serve only soup out of portable armoires. Kind of like soup food trucks.

Crab bisque, wild mushroom, turkey chili, jambalaya …

… and mulligatawny. Obviously, they’ll be charging $3 for bread. And that bread will be marble rye.

OK, maybe they can sell black-and-white cookies for dessert.

I think the least that could be done for Newman is that all postal workers get in for free.

The Mets host the Yankees on July 3. Could they have a “Costanza night” as the opening act? As you may recall, George worked for that other New York team for a while.

Yes, before you ask, Keith Hernandez will be there.

Let’s just hope he doesn’t spit on anybody.

Naturally, much like that fateful day, the Phillies will be the opponent for the proceedings.

Although, if (Kevin) Newman and (Kevin) Kramer are up at the same time for the Pirates by then, I think the Buccos should be allowed to bump the Phillies for a one-game series, don’t you?

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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