I know this is dead horse stuff but this is shockingly bad with the three patches.
I think the Mets or MLB, whoever decides such things, have a whole bunch of black jerseys in stock that they wouldn't be able to market as "authentic" on field stuff if the Mets stop wearing them. So they wear them a handful of times hoping to sell a few more of them then if they went cold turkey. Gary Cohen said yesterday that they were worn to honor Fonzie on his bobblehead day...he then made a remark how Howie hates them so much, yet he and Lewin were wearing black shirts yesterday, possibly to make a statement. He said the black was being phased out. The bottom line is for 15 years now, the Mets have foregone tradition and forced this non-team color on their fans just to make some money. While they finally decided to correct this malfeasance, it will be years before you can go to a game and not see many fans wearing black. Highlights and photos of this era will also be there to remind you.