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Jerry Seinfeld will join the Mets’ broadcast booth Saturday night

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FLUSHING, NY - MAY 22: Former player Keith Hernandez (L) poses for a picture with comedian Jerry Seinfeld before the game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium on May 22, 2005 in Flushing, New York. The Yankees defeated the Mets 5-3. Seinfeld threw the first pitch of the game. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Here’s an important programming note: Anthony DiComo of passes along word that longtime Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld will join Gary Cohen and his old buddy Keith Hernandez in the SNY broadcast booth for the fourth inning of tonight’s game against the Nationals.

Seinfeld has stopped by the SNY booth on a couple of occasions over the years and it’s always good fun. With the Mets gearing up for their first playoff appearance since 2006, it only makes sense that he does it again.

It’s safe to say Seinfeld could have some material on the recent dugout tussle between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper. It would be great to hear a “Cespedes for the Rest of Us” home run call for Yoenis Cespedes, but the Mets’ slugger probably won’t be in the lineup after playing in the first game of the doubleheader this afternoon.

As for how this was arranged, I imagine Hernandez asked Seinfeld if he had any plans for the weekend and it played out something like this:

JERRY (in his head): This weekend. WOW!

JERRY: Sure, that would be great.

JERRY (in his head): Damn, I was too overanxious, he must have noticed that.

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