After the Mets acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers last July, there was a natural connection with comedian and longtime Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld, who greeted the move with the line, “Cespedes for the rest of us.” The “Seinfeld” connections continued from there, as Cespedes’ power exploits were described as “feats of strength” by Mets television broadcaster Gary Cohen.
While reports linked the free agent slugger to the Nationals this week, the Mets pulled off a “Cespedes miracle” late last night by reportedly bringing him back on a three-year, $75 million contract. As we saw on Twitter, the move is Seinfeld-approved:
His second tweet is a callback to the explanation of the origin of Festivus. Well played.
By the way, after hearing about Cespedes’ Lamborghini Aventador that literally spits fire, maybe it’s time for him to be a special guest on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Just a thought, Jerry.