Wright's HR earns Seinfeld seal of approval
In the ninth inning of the game at Nationals Park, David Wright hit a solo home run that sailed over the right-center field wall – just over an ad on the auxiliary scoreboard promoting re-runs of “Seinfeld” on Washington’s CW Network affiliate.
Upon seeing that, the comedian took to Twitter, saying “DW just hit it over my head!!!!!#lovemets.”
The comedian also expressed his relief that the ball soared over his electronic doppelganger, Tweeting “So glad it didn’t hit me! #nobartmanplease #mets.”
Unfortunately, Seinfeld’s reference was a bad luck charm for the Mets for the second time this season, as they eventually lost the game 4-3.
Yankees fans surely remember the first Seinfeld bad luck charm, which came during last month's Subway Series at Citi Field. After Mets pitcher Frank Francisco referred to the Yankees as “chickens,” the team had a chicken named “Little Jerry Seinfeld” (an homage to a similarly-named bird in an episode of “Seinfeld”) serve as its unofficial mascot for the series – but like Wednesday’s game, that went fowl for the Mets, as they were swept by the Bombers.
You can check out the video of Wright’s home run (and see Seinfeld’s smiling electronic face) below.
More from YES
In Thursday's episode, Chris Shearn talks Knicks-Pacers with Brian Sanborn.
David Wells pitched a perfect game on May 17, 1998. Here's the breakdown.
Sarah Kustok recaps an exciting first season for the Nets in their new home.