Jerry Seinfeld Denies Rumors He’s Buying the New York Mets
Is "Banterers in Bleachers Watching Baseball" on the horizon?
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 NJ.com, 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 a 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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