Jerry Seinfeld Scolds Citi Field All-Star Fans: ‘The American League Is Not The Taliban’

  • Rick Chandler

Not since he unraveled the mystery of the “second spitter” has Jerry Seinfeld been this deep in a New York Mets controversy. Seinfeld attended the All-Star Game on Tuesday — no surprise there. It was at Citi Field, and Jerome is as big a Mets’ fan as they come.

But he’s a little ticked off at other fans at the game. Booing opposing All-Stars? What’s up with that? Seinfeld, to Steve Somers of WFAN radio on Wednesday night:

“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.”

Of course Kathy Griffin would say that to fully appreciate that quote, you have top imagine Jerry with a pitchfork, horns and a pointy tail.

Hasn’t Jerry been to enough Mets games to understand that that’s just what they do? Next controversy: Moors, or Moops?