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It was more magical than Roger McDowell's loogie, and Jerry Seinfeld missed it.
As Johan Santana was no-hitting the Cardinals on Friday night, the long-time Mets fan was on a plane back from South Bend, Indiana.
Seinfeld said his driver told him the news before he even got in his car.
"And I just dropped my bags right there at the curb and went, 'No!'" Seinfeld said in an interview with WFAN on Monday night.
Seinfeld marveled at the historic evening, which was the first no-hitter in the Mets' 50-year history.
"This is the Yankee curse," Seinfeld said. "When you're a Yankee fan, you can't have a thrill like this. It takes 50 years to make a thrill like this.
"That's what we call 'Mets Magic.' They have this thing where they can thrill you in the most unexpected ways, and I really do think there's something special about this organization. It's why I love 'em."
One comedy star who did not miss the historic moment was life-long Mets fan Jon Stewart.
"The Daily Show" host shared home video of he and his family celebrating Santana's achievement from their seats at Citi Field.
"I have suffered much for these Mets over my life, which is why these moments of joy that occur sporadically are even more appreciated," Stewart said on his show Monday night.
Heading into Tuesday's game against Washington, the Mets are a half game behind the first-place Nationals and Miami Marlins in the National League East.
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The Mets will not currently place him on the DL.
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The New York Mets will take on the St. Louis Cardinals today at Citi Field. The Mets will try to complete a four-game sweep over the Cardinals. First pitch will be at 1:10 PM EDT.
Today’s Mets Lineup:
Monday #Mets lineup vs. Cards: Nieuwenhuis-LF, Torres-CF, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Murphy-2B, Davis-1B, Quintanilla-SS, Nickeas-C, Gee-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 4, 2012
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Tonight’s lineups, thanks to Kevin Burkhardt’s picture of tonight’s lineup card:
Tonight’s Pitching Probables:
Chris Young (1-0, 1.88 ERA in 2011) will start for the Mets.
Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.80...