When the New York Mets acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline, diehard Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld took to Twitter to proclaim it a veritable Festivus, er, Cespedes miracle.
“Oh my god. @Mets I can’t believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now “A Cespedis for the rest of us”?” he posted.
Cespedes skipped the airing of grievances regarding the misspelling of his last name in Seinfeld’s post and went straight to feats of strength, posting “Looking forward to seeing you at a game Jerry.”
It didn’t take long for “Cespedes for the rest of us” T-shirts to surface in New York and we’re guessing the first time the Cuban power hitter homers off a foul pole at Citi Field, it’ll quickly be renamed the “Cespedes Pole.”
Seinfeld reached out to Cespedes again Thursday, posting “Dear @ynscspds, You are a great baseball player. I love watching you! Do Cubans really like those Cuban sandwiches? I love them! Go #mets.”
Cespedes wrote back Monday, “Thanks and yes! Lets eat one sometime.”
Seinfeld knows a great diner.
For those who aren’t familiar with Festivus, it was a holiday celebrated each year on Dec. 23 by Frank Costanza, George’s father, in the “The Strike” episode of “Seinfeld.” An aluminum pole takes the place of a tree and those attending Festivus also may take part in the ‘Airing of Grievances and “Feats of Strength.”
Check out the video below for “Festivus” clips from “Seinfeld.”