HomeSportsAt long last, Mets are bringing back black jerseys — what could go wrong? (Don’t ask)
At long last, Mets are bringing back black jerseys — what could go wrong? (Don’t ask)
July 15, 2021
In the event you’re a baby of the Nineties and born into New York Mets fandom, like our boy Felix, a few of your fondest recollections are of this workforce donning black uniforms. A few of your brutal ones are, too, however at the least from the flip of the century via many of the aughts, the great usually outweighed the dangerous simply sufficient for individuals to lengthy for the day the Mets can be “again in black.”
A lot in order that their return was a promise Steve Cohen made after buying the ballclub previous to this season.
“I can say with absolute certainty that the black jerseys are coming again. They’ll come again for a couple of video games this yr sooner or later, and also you’ll have the ability to purchase these jerseys sooner or later. I’ll go away that to my advertising and marketing individuals. However the black jerseys are coming again,” Cohen stated in late March.
He later added, “I believe individuals wish to have a good time –– one other instance of celebrating Mets historical past. The workforce carried out effectively at the moment, and folks have fond recollections of that, and I’m comfortable to accommodate the followers. Many of the followers need it, and the gamers need it. … We’ve got some designs that I would like the gamers to be concerned in selecting out the proper design.”
The Mets haven’t worn the uniforms since 2012, after they have been made a staple starting within the 1998 season (one yr prior to creating the NLCS, and two previous to their Subway Collection loss to the Yanks).
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And right here we’re: July 30, the day earlier than the commerce deadline, because the Mets host the Cincinnati Reds… and the return of the black jerseys.
At present, the Mets are 47-40, main the division by 3.5 video games forward of the Phillies and 4 up on the Braves within the Nationwide League East. Ideally, the black uniforms will present some kind of further nostalgic jolt. In any case, they did advance to that 2000 World Collection, and clinched the 2006 NL East Division, whereas carrying them.
Maybe most famously, Robin Ventura’s 1999 grand slam single additionally got here within the previous black unis.
As Mets followers effectively keep in mind, no lead within the NL East is protected, so any little factor the workforce can do to summon good vibes of previous might be a welcome addition in Flushing.