We've seen a "Seinfeld Night," courtesy of the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, complete with show-themed bobbleheads, a renamed ballpark and many other tributes to the hit sitcom.
But now someone in California -- probably some low talker -- had the idea to do one better: On Nov. 16, the Bakersfield Condors, an Edmonton Oilers affiliate in the ECHL, will don "puffy shirt" jerseys, in reference to one of "Seinfeld's" many famous episodes (check out this clip for more) and to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary.
Yes, this is what they're wearing. They look like they're going to swing in on a chandelier.
The references don't end with the "puffy" theme. The uniforms also will be "sponsored" by companies from the show (Vandelay Industries, Pendant Publishing, etc.). And instead of wearing their own names, players will sport those of 25 famous characters. The 20 already chosen are: Jerry, George, Kramer, Newman, Frank Costanza, Puddy, J. Peterman, Steinbrenner, Morty Seinfeld, Uncle Leo, Art Vandelay, Kenny Bania, Lloyd Braun, Jackie Chiles, Crazy Joe Davola, Mandelbaum, Bubble Boy, Keith Hernandez, Mickey Abbott and, erm, one we can't print here. Fans can vote on the final five. A draft will take place to determine who wears which.
Jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the M.A.R.E. Riding Center in Bakersfield.
This is the place where we'd usually add more "Seinfeld" references, but we'll just let the team's Twitter account take it away:
If anyone has a spare rickshaw we can borrow on Nov. 16, that would be great. #Condorstown— Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) September 3, 2014
SERENITY NOW!— Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) September 3, 2014