It’s about time George Costanza got some respect, and the Potomac Nationals are ready to roll out the red carpet for everyone’s favorite fictional former assistant to the traveling secretary of the New York Yankees.
As minor league baseball teams are known to do, the Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals is tapping into our passion for pop culture sensations by organizing a night to honor the Seinfeld character portrayed by Jason Alexander. Costanza Appreciation Night, presented by Vandelay Industries according to the team’s official release, will see front office employees take naps under their desks and a handful of promotions.
Any fan showing up for the game with the last name of Costanza or Vandeley will receive a free ticket to the grandstand, while anyone with the name of Lloyd Braun will be charged a $5 service fee. Fans with a hairstyle similar to George (a bald head with a horseshoe pattern) will also get a $5 grandstand ticket. The same promotion is good for any marine biologists.
Here are a few more Seinfeld-related promotions for the game;
- Shrimp Cocktail Eating contest
- On-field Frogger race
- Anyone donating a stained white sweater will be given a discount in the team store (the stains will be removed before the sweaters are donated)
- One lucky fan will be chosen at random to receive exclusive access to the team’s front office executive bathroom
The Nationals are also hoping to welcome a special guest, as they have offered free admission to Jason Alexander.
Sadly, fans will not receive fitted team caps like the ballplayers wear. And the Nationals will not be wearing cotton uniforms, as far as we know.