Jerry Seinfeld ‘Embarrassed’ By All-Star Game Boo-Birds

Legendary Comedian: 'The American League Is Not The Taliban'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — This is worse than the second spitter!

Jerry Seinfeld says there’s nothing funny about the way some All-Stars were treated during introductions Tuesday night in Flushing.

“This is one of the lowest moments of my lifetime of Mets fandom, when the Citi Field crowd was booing (players) that they see as rivals to their Mets team,” Seinfeld told WFAN radio’s Steve Somers on Wednesday night. “And I’m standing there, I was in shock. I was embarrassed. I thought it was horrible manners.”

Jerry Seinfeld

Seinfeld has been known to call Somers for a lighthearted schmooze about his beloved Amazin’s.

This time “Jerry from Queens” had something to get off his chest.

“These are the best players, in the game you love, that have come here to put on a show for you, and we’re booing them like 5-year-olds,” Seinfeld said. “As if there’s some sort of real animosity.”

“The American League is not the Taliban,” he added. “What are we booing Miguel Cabrera (for)? … So I was very embarrassed by that.”

But all’s well that ends well.

“I felt redeemed by the reception that we gave Mariano Rivera,” Seinfeld said, “and that brilliantly staged farewell.”

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