Jerry Seinfeld says there’s no way he’ll ever try to buy his beloved New York Mets … telling TMZ Sports it’s WAY more fun to watch the game as a fan!
Jerry can definitely afford an ownership stake in the Mets — dude’s loaded. Forbes says he made $41 mil in 2019 alone … not including the fortune he raked in from “Seinfeld.”
There’s been a lot of drama surrounding Mets team ownership lately — with the Wilpon family looking to sell. They had a deal in place with minority owner Steve Cohen (he currently owns 8% of the team) who was looking to buy an 80% stake. The deal would have made the Mets valuation around $2.6 BILLION — but the deal fell through.
Now, more potential buyers are popping up … there are even reports Alex Rodriguez is interested. A-Rod has said he was a big Mets fan as a kid and he’s reportedly considering putting an investment group together to try and make the purchase.
So, when we saw Seinfeld out in NYC we asked if A-Rod would be a great owner — or if Jerry himself would be interested in buying a piece of the team — and that’s when Jerry broke it down for us right there on the street.
“No! The highest level of sports appreciation, particularly baseball, is a hotdog, a beer and a seat,” Jerry said.
“There’s nothing higher. That’s the pinnacle … People think that owning the team is more fun, it’s actually LESS fun.”
He’s got a point … but unfortunately, the fans are gonna have to wait for that meal — with MLB suspending all action over the coronavirus scare.