Cody Bellinger can never be Jerry Seinfeld’s latex salesman.
The Dodgers’ phenom told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt on Friday that he isn’t familiar with this Seinfeld guy. And there is definitely something wrong that.
This all started when Bellinger’s teammate (and Tweeter extraordinaire, Brandon McCarthy sent this gem after he beat Seinfeld’s favorite team, the Mets, earlier this week.
Van Pelt brought the tweet up to the slugger during an interview and that’s when Bellinger dropped a bombshell bigger than George’s gortex jacket.
“Do you know who Jerry Seinfeld is?”, asked Van Pelt.
“Not gonna lie to you. I know the name, but I couldn’t put a face to the name. I don’t really know what he does. I’m sorry.”
Van Pelt’s reaction said it all.
Now, in fairness, Bellinger was born in 1995. Seinfeld ran from 1989 to 1998.
But Seinfeld is rerun pretty much all day long. There is simply no excuse for this travesty.
This article originally appeared on Si.com