Jerry Seinfeld will join the Mets’ broadcast booth Saturday night

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Here’s an important programming note: Anthony DiComo of MLB.com passes along word that longtime Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld will join Gary Cohen and his old buddy Keith Hernandez in the SNY broadcast booth for the fourth inning of tonight’s game against the Nationals.

Seinfeld has stopped by the SNY booth on a couple of occasions over the years and it’s always good fun. With the Mets gearing up for their first playoff appearance since 2006, it only makes sense that he does it again.

It’s safe to say Seinfeld could have some material on the recent dugout tussle between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper. It would be great to hear a “Cespedes for the Rest of Us” home run call for Yoenis Cespedes, but the Mets’ slugger probably won’t be in the lineup after playing in the first game of the doubleheader this afternoon.

As for how this was arranged, I imagine Hernandez asked Seinfeld if he had any plans for the weekend and it played out something like this:

JERRY (in his head): This weekend. WOW!

JERRY: Sure, that would be great.

JERRY (in his head): Damn, I was too overanxious, he must have noticed that.