In a famous “Seinfeld” episode from 1997, George Costanza’s father, Frank, celebrates Festivus, a holiday which he made up that falls two days before Christmas. Kramer naturally joins Frank in the celebration. Among the highlights of Festivus are an aluminum pole taking the place of a Christmas tree, the “feats of strength” and the “airing of grievances.”
On Friday, the New York Mets — Jerry Seinfeld’s favorite team — traded for the Detroit Tigers’ Yoenis Cespedes, and the legendary comedian couldn’t help but note how the outfielder’s last name rhymes with the holiday.
Even though he spelled Cespedes’s name wrong (which he later corrected in another tweet), Seinfeld made the MLB trade deadline more fun.
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