Kevin Newman, Kevin Kramer combine for perfect 'Seinfeld' reference

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Published 3:29 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018

Kevin Newman, Kevin Kramer combine for perfect 'Seinfeld' reference

Kevin Newman and Kevin Kramer, two of the Pittsburgh Pirates top prospects, have heard the jokes for years. 

And they were revived Tuesday on social media when the two were spotted sitting next to each other on the bench for the perfect photo opportunity during the game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The two players, with their names on the back of their jerseys, combined for the perfect Seinfeld reference.

"That's gold, Jerry, gold." 

Newman and Kramer, of course, were two prominent characters in the popular 1990s sitcom.

Even former New York Mets great Keith Hernandez joined the fun. 

Hernandez appeared in an 1992 episode called The Boyfriend in which he played himself. Newman and Kramer accused him of spitting on them after a Mets game.

Kramer: I hate Keith Hernandez! Hate him!!

Newman: I despise him!

The jokes began in 2015, when they were picked in the first two rounds of the draft — Kevin Newman in the first round, Kevin Kramer in the second.

And yes, the two were roommates in the minors. And someday in the future, they could create an all-Seinfeld middle infield.

Newman has split time in the majors at second and shortstop. Kramer will be used at second and third, said manager Clint Hurdle.

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