MLB Notes: Seinfeld tells all-star fans 'The AL is not the Taliban'

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, Last Updated: 7:43 PM ET

Noted funny man Jerry Seinfeld wasn't in the mood for a laugh Tuesday night.

During an appearance on CBS New York Wednesday, the comedian blasted a group of fans who attended the MLB all-star game, saying it was "one of the lowest moments" of his time as a New York Mets fan.

“When the Citi Field crowd was booing (players) that they see as rivals to their Mets team ... I was in shock,” Seinfeld said.

"I was embarrassed. I thought it was horrible manners.”

Seinfeld didn't stop there.

“We’re booing them like five year olds, as if there’s some sort of real animosity. The American League is not the Taliban.”

Something Seinfeld was happy about was the crowd's positive reaction to all-star game MVP and legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.

The American League defeated the National League 3-0.


THE ALL-STAR WEEKEND BOOING HAPPENED IN KC TOO






D-BACKS ANNOUNCER ARRESTED

The Arizona Diamondbacks suspended its Spanish-speaking play-by-play announcer for an indefinite period of time Wednesday.

Miguel Perez Quintana was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his wife Monday.

Quintana, 53, who turned himself in to Phoenix police Wednesday, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation and criminal damage.

"The Arizona Diamondbacks take this issue and these allegations very seriously and do not condone, nor will we tolerate violence of any kind," Diamondbacks senior vice-president Josh Rawitch said in a statement.

Court records indicate Quintana is being accused of holding a kitchen knife to his wife's throat and threatening to kill her, according to the Arizona Republic.

His wife did not sustain major injuries, suffering only minor cuts.

Quintana's first hearing is July 26.

MARLINS TO HOST WRESTLING NIGHT

Attendance woes have forced the Miami Marlins to get creative.

So creative, in fact, that they have decided to host a Legends of Wrestling theme night Aug. 24, according to BizOfBaseball.com.

To cap off a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies, the organization plans on having ex-WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg throw out the first pitch. In-game autograph booths will be set up and three to four wrestling matches will commence outside the stadium after the game.

Fifteen wrestlers are scheduled to be on hand, including Bret Hart, Brutus Beefcake, Chavo Guerrero, and Bushwacker Luke.

As the all-star break comes to a close, Miami is dead last in MLB attendance. An average of 17,416 have passed through Marlins Park's turnstiles.

BRIEFLY

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjens became a free agent Thursday, after declining a triple-A assignment "¦ Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos found out Thursday the broken bone in his right wrist has not fully healed, according to the L.A. Times.


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