The Seinfeld night began outside the stadium, where the famous “Soup Nazi” was on hand to feed customers (provided they followed his strict instructions, of course). From there, fans entered the stadium, which was temporarily renamed Vandelay Industries Park in honor of George Costanza’s (Jason Alexander) fictional job as a latex salesman. In fact, anyone with the name George Costanza or who worked in the latex industry got into the Brooklyn Cyclones game for free.
Once inside, Brooklyn Cyclones fans witnessed several Seinfeld-themed first pitches, with postmen and people with the same names as characters on the show tossing the ball off the mound. Even guest actors Rosalind Allen (from “The Marine Biologist”) and Larry Thomas (who played the aforementioned “Soup Nazi”) made cameos at the stadium. And Kenny Kramer, the basis for Michael Richards’ Seinfeld character, made an appearance as well.
“I’m just blessed that Larry [David] and Jerry [Seinfeld] created this show that appeals to such a great audience,” Kramer said at the Brooklyn Cyclones Seinfeld night. “Had they created Home Improvement I’d be doing events in trailer parks.”
Other highlights of Seinfeld night included members of the Brooklyn Cyclones wore puffy shirts throughout warmups and the foul pole being dubbed “Festivus Pole” for “the rest of us.” In between innings, fans took part in competitions like marble rye fishing and Junior Mint tossing, with winners receiving DVD box sets of the show. But nobody went home empty-handed, as the first 2,500 fans received Keith Hernandez Magic Loogie Bobbleheads.
But the highlight of the Brooklyn Cyclones Seinfeld night had to be the Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) dancing contest. You can see it for yourself below (though we personally thought all the finalists were way better than Ms. Benes).