Yoenis Cespedes, Jerry Seinfeld still on for Cuban sandwiches
Lifelong New York Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld was understandably thrilled last season when his favorite baseball team acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes in a July 31, 2015 trade with the Detroit Tigers. So much so, in fact, that the comedian took to Twitter and dropped a reference from his classic television show to celebrate the roster move.
Oh my god. @Mets
I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now
"A Cespedis for the rest of us"?#mets#T7L
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) July 31, 2015
The two later established a social media bromance after Seinfeld asked Cespedes on Twitter if Cubans actually eat Cuban sandwiches. This resulted in a response from the Mets slugger that yes, indeed they do and that the two should get together and enjoy a couple of them.
A short time later during the Mets’ run to the World Series, Seinfeld took to Instagram to inform the world — and Cespedes — that he found a great place in New York where the two could feast upon the aforementioned Cuban sandwiches.
The evolving friendship between the comedy icon and the power-hitting slugger almost appeared to be thwarted when it seemed that Cespedes may not return to the Mets for the 2016 MLB season. But that crisis was averted when the Mets and Cespedes agreed on a three-year, $75 million contract with an opt-out after one season.
Now that Cespedes is locked and loaded to play in New York for at least one more season, he took to Twitter to suggest to Seinfeld that it’s high time to make good on that Cuban sandwich-inspired meet-and-greet.
Let’s talk over a cuban sandwich Jerry https://t.co/9LZbJJTMcH
— Yoenis Cespedes (@ynscspds) February 4, 2016
Gold, Jerry. Gold!