New York Mets Recognized 87-Year-Old Seymour Weiner As Their “Veteran Of The Game” & He Immediately Went Viral

Seymour Weiner
New York Mets

First off, before I get any further into this, thank you for your service sir.

The New York Mets honored a decorated, 87-year-old Korean War veteran as their “Veteran of the Game” earlier today. Obviously, that’s a great gesture for the baseball team as it helps shine a light on the heroes that walk amongst us. Our country’s veterans deserve the world, and if you don’t agree, you can see yourself out.

It’s been great to see this man get his time in the limelight today. The Mets “Veteran of the Game” has gone viral, and though it should be for his service and dedication to the United States of America, the attention rather derives from the man’s name.

Seymour Weiner.

Baseball fans likely did a double take as they tuned in to the game or attended the delayed Opening Day game in person.

Don’t believe me?

Here’s the video of Tech Sergeant Seymour Weiner being announced as the “Veteran of the Game” to prove it:

Mr. Weiner was presented with a framed American flag that has flown over Citi Field in the past, which is a phenomenal honor and a gift that I’m sure Seymour and his family will cherish for years to come.

I’m just afraid that his moment at the Mets game will be overshadowed by his, how can I put this… unfortunate name. At least he’s gotten a lot of attention on social media.

They aren’t making a lot of Seymours anymore, and I can’t help but to place some of the blame on his parents for knowing his last name was Weiner and setting him up with jokes for life with the first name Seymour.

With that being said, he’s clearly made a name for himself through his service, and deserves to be celebrated for the sacrifice he made to this country. He’s undoubtedly one of the toughest people on the planet, not only because of his time in the military, but also living for 87 years with the name Seymour Weiner.

God bless him.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock