The comedian and die-hard New York Mets fan was honored with bobblehead night at Citi Field to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the premiere of his iconic sitcom “Seinfeld.” Sporting a Mets cap and continuously chewing on a wad of pink bubblegum, Seinfeld, 65, took a stroll through the Mets dugout before the game, walked over to the crowd of Mets fans lining the area behind home plate to take pictures and sign autographs, and threw the ceremonial first pitch. Mets rookie Pete Alonso signed a baseball bat and handed it to Seinfeld. “Is this the one you use?” Seinfield asked Alonso. “I would use that bat, but I wanted a nice and pretty one to give you,” Alonso said. “Wow,” Seinfeld said, “Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.” Seinfeld also reunited with broadcaster Keith Hernandez, who famously appeared in Season 3 of the sitcom while still playing for the Mets in 1991.
The New York Yankees pitcher from Vallejo will be honored by Major League Baseball at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. Sabathia, who is in the final season of his 19-year career, will be recognized for his contributions to the game and his longtime service to the community. Sabathia began his career in Cleveland, selected 20th overall by the Indians in the 1998 draft. He pitched for Indians from 2001 until he was traded to Milwaukee in 2008. Sabathia helped the Yankees capture the 2009 World Series title. He has 251 career wins and is scheduled to start Saturday’s game at Tampa Bay.
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