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Keith Hernandez, David Ortiz Deliver Legendary ‘Seinfeld” Line

Three words added to Keith Hernandez‘s legend. Sunday night, he and David Ortiz both took cracks at delivering the iconic line.

If you’ve ever watched “Seinfeld,” chances are you know exactly what three words we’re talking about. They came at the end of a scene that featured Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character, Elaine Benes, and former New York Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez, at the end of a date.

Sunday, before FS1’s broadcast of Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Hernandez bumped into one of the show’s creators, Larry David.

Emmy-nominated host Kevin Burkhardt bought up the chance encounter between the two and, with a photo the two took on the screen, asked Hernandez what he said to David in the brief time they had together.

The answer? “I’m Keith Hernandez.”

After making Hernandez run the line a few times—which was met with hysterics from the others in studio—Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas and David Ortiz, Big Papi decided to try his luck at delivering the line.

It’s close, but we’ve got to give Ortiz the nod in who did it better in the studio. What remains unanswered, however, is whether there was a second spitter in Hernandez’s other iconic “Seinfeld” appearance—the magic loogie.

I've been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.