Sports | March 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Denies Rumors He’s Buying the New York Mets

Is "Banterers in Bleachers Watching Baseball" on the horizon?

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is introduced before throwing the ceremonial first pitch of a game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on July 05, 2019 in New York City.
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Comedians buying sports teams isn’t the strangest thing imaginable. Among others, one of the owners of the St. Paul Saints is one Bill Murray; Will Ferrell is part of the ownership group behind Los Angeles Football Club. So with the New York Mets’ ownership situation in a state of flux, and some high-profile suitors like Alex Rodriguez associated with the team, it’s not shocking to see another big-name New Yorker associated with rumors that he’s on deck to buy the Mets.

That New Yorker? Jerry Seinfeld.

Seinfeld’s name has been suggested as a possible buyer for the team ever since Rodriguez told Jimmy Fallon “I need a partner!” regarding his own rumored bid for the Mets earlier this week. It probably doesn’t hurt that Mets minor league affiliate the Brooklyn Cyclones have held a number of Seinfeld-themed promotions in recent years. One might even say that Seinfeld becoming a partner in the team’s ownership is the next logical step.

For now, the rumors connecting Seinfeld to the Mets remain rumors. According to a report at, the actor and comedian told TMZ that he has no plans to buy the team. “The highest level of sports appreciation, particularly baseball, is a hotdog, a beer and a seat,” Seinfeld said to TMZ.

That does sound like a genuine denial of interest, as opposed to the non-denial denials that are all too common in sports transactions nowadays. Perhaps, like Seinfeld reunion, some variation on the idea of “Jerry Seinfeld, sports team owner” will show up on a future Curb Your Enthusiasm season. Stranger things have happened.

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