Longtime New York Mets fan and legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is stepping off the stand-up stage for a night to sit down in the play-by-play booth. Seinfeld will be joining the New York Mets broadcast team of Ron Darling, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez for Tuesday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seinfeld will be joining the SNY broadcast of the game and will also be featured in the pregame show as well sticking around for all nine innings of Tuesday’s game.
“Four guys who love to talk sharing one broadcast booth sounds like a bad idea on its face. I don’t even know if the chairs will fit,” said Seinfeld, creator and host of the Emmy-nominated web show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. ”But to spend an evening with Keith, Ron and Gary, I will stand if I have to. Those guys, and the incredible Bobby Ojeda, are the all-star team of baseball broadcasting.”
The game is a reunion of sorts for Seinfeld and Hernandez as the two met for the first time back in a 1992 episode of Seinfeld.
Seinfeld has been in the booth for the Mets before but this is the first time he’ll stick around for an entire game since 2010 when the Mets took on the Detroit Tigers.