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Jerry Seinfeld Names Dog ‘Jose Reyes’

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The 1990’s Jerry Seinfeld just got a new dog, and immediately lumbered the poor pooch with a name that in no way passes the Park Test™. Yes, Seinfeld called his dog Jose Reyes. Yes, it’s named after the former New York Mets shortstop of the same name. No, I don’t really get it either.

Naming pets after sports heroes is not a new trend – I have personally encountered more than one dog called Ali – but ‘Jose Reyes’? It’s odd, and not just because not many dogs are called Jose Reyes.

It’s odd because Reyes has been a free agent since leaving the Mets, the team Seinfeld holds so close to his heart, immediately after the 2011 World Series. He’s currently a free agent looking for a gig elsewhere in MLB.

Is the 57-year-old comic desperately behind on his sports news then? Well, no. Reyes’ departure is why the dog got its name, says the comedian. As he told David Letterman last week:

“You want to know why the dog is named Jose? … The dog is named Jose because I feel like we may lose Jose Reyes, and we’re trying to keep a Jose. Because I’m a Met fan. It’s actually my wife’s idea, which is why I love my wife — she comes up with ideas like this. That’s a marriage right there, a wife that says, ‘Let’s name a dog after the Mets’ outgoing shortstop.’ That keeps the love alive.”

What do you reckon, readers? Would you ever name a pet after a favorite sports star?

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12 Responses to “Jerry Seinfeld Names Dog ‘Jose Reyes’”

  1. Meg Durshimer

    I would and I did. I named my cat after Deion Sanders, who just passed away a week ago at nearly 18 years old. Deion was a football/baseball player at the time and my husband is from the Atlanta area, hence the name. Don't regret it for a second.

  2. John Tyler

    I would name my pets or kids anything, but Jerry. Who names their kids Jerry anymore? There's Jerry Sandusky, there's Jerry Seinfeld, need I say more?

  3. Lynn Boyd

    What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. My dog is named after a character in National Lampoon's Vacation….Daisy Mabel.