Fans enjoy broccoli, ‘Seinfeld’ tribute at MCU Park

Someone’s excited!: Max Dismore scarfed down six pieces of broccoli the fastest during a broccoli-eating competition at MCU Park’s Seinfeld Night.
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They ate the vile weed!

Three hungry contestants scarfed down chunks of the notoriously despised green vegetable during a broccoli-eating contest at the Salute to Seinfeld Night at MCU Park on Aug. 5. The Brooklyn Cyclones’ ode to the television sitcom featured the three eaters chomping down on the food the character Newman hated so much he denounced it as a “vile weed” — which was actually pretty tasty, according to the competition’s winner.

“I eat broccoli a lot, I basically have it almost everyday at lunch. The broccoli was prepared steamed and that’s how I usually eat it,” said Max Dismore, who lives in Fort Greene. “It was very cool, I had a lot of fun with that.”

Dismore finished eating six pieces of the fiber-filled vegetable before his two competitors, and got to take home some neat Cyclones paraphernalia, in addition to the fame — and the memories, he said.

“It felt really cool, not only a little bit of an big ego boost but it was a special time to be there,” said Dismore. “I’m a big baseball fan, so a combination of all those things, it’s something I’m definitely going to remember for a very long time.”

And the “Seinfeld” tribute didn’t end when the broccoli eaters finished chewing — throughout the game, the announcer continued to make references to the popular show, and even played some clips. It was a great night of comedy, baseball, and broccoli, said Dismore.

“It was really well done and a true-to-fan way to do the event,” he said.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:56 pm, July 9, 2018
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