Keith Hernandez drops Seinfeld joke on Pirates' Kevin Newman during Saturday's game


It’s been nearly 30 years since Keith Hernandez allegedly spit on Kramer and Newman in an infamous two-part episode of Seinfeld…but Keith’s still making jokes about the show to this day.

During Saturday night’s Mets-Pirates game, Pittsburgh shortstop Kevin Newman came to bat with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, and Hernandez, calling the game on PIX 11, had this to say:

The light-hitting Newman grounded into a 5-4 force play that made it 6-2, but the Mets may wish there was some sort of conspiracy theory about a second hitter on the grassy knoll – for the next batter, Wilmer Difo, hit a three-run homer to make it 6-5, and the Mets eventually lost 9-7, with Newman on deck when Jacob Stallings hit a walk-off grand slam.

To be fair to Hernandez, Newman is hitting .208 this season, and hasn’t come close over the last two years to matching the .308-12-64 line he put up in 2018. The worst part may be that even if it was a joke, Newman, who turns 28 in August, might not get it – he wasn’t even alive when Hernandez and Roger McDowell were the banes of Kramer and Newman’s existence in that Seinfeld episode, which originally aired in February 1992.

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