March 28, 2012; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; Stand up comedian Jerry Seinfeld in the stands during a spring training game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Seinfeld Criticizes MLB All-Star Game Crowd

Comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld was not pleased with the poor behavior displayed by the fans at Citi Field during the 2013 MLB All-Star Game introductions on Tuesday night. Seinfeld called into Steve Somers’ show on WFAN to express his embarrassment and disappointment.

Via CBS New York:

This is one of the lowest moments of my lifetime of Mets fandom, when the Citi Field crowd was booing (players) that they see as rivals to their Mets team. And I’m standing there, I was in shock. I was embarrassed. I thought it was horrible manners.

These are the best players, in the game you love, that have come here to put on a show for you, and we’re booing them like 5-year-olds. As if there’s some sort of real animosity.

The American League is not the Taliban. What are we booing Miguel Cabrera (for)? … So I was very embarrassed by that.

Seinfeld was pleased, however, with the tribute to Mariano Rivera, saying he “felt redeemed by the reception that we gave,” and that the farewell was “brilliantly staged.”

What are your thoughts? Was the booing appropriate or out of line? How would the other characters from Seinfeld have responded? Let your thoughts be heard in the comments below.

[Source: CBS New York]

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