As I mentioned over the weekend this is a travel week for me, and could really use your help (send stuff to [email protected]) – the below started from the comment section.
A few readers claim the Mets have not worn blue on the road since 1998 with one exception. Â Here’s the exception:
I defy anyone in the Mets organization to tell me that does not look better than the hybrid caps and the black socks. Â Go ahead. Â You can’t.
No way the black looks better. Â No way.
Anyone? Â Fellow bloggers? Â Readers?
After the description of the Beltran uniform last week that referred to black as one of the “true Mets colors” I told you I would escalate the war on black….
Fellow bloggers, throw me a link or write your own version of the story. Â This isn’t about trying to get traffic to the site. Â Readers tweet the pic.
DOES ANYONE THINK THE HYBRIDS LOOK BETTER THAN THIS?
Blue Caps only once since the turn of the century?
I have to go back to work…here’s the comments that started it. Â Grrrrrr. Â Oh and if they trade Seaver tonight for 5 scrubs I’m done.
The Mets only wear black socks (belt and t-shirts too) on the road, and have since around the 2000 season. Though, they did go blue at Yankee stadium a few years ago, and I believe I read somewhere that MLB wasnâ€™t happy about it, and may have fined the team(not part of their â€œofficialâ€ road unis).
You are correct sir. I remembered it the same way and did a little digging, first on retrosheet to find the split doubleheader and then to UniWatch where I found the smoking gun. Since they introduced the black as a road uni color for socks, undershirts, etc, they have only worn blue socks and hats on the road once, as part of one of those weird Yankee/Shea doubleheaders on June 27th 2008. At the time, they made a point of saying that that particular uni combo had not been worn in 11 years. Itâ€™s too bad too, because it looked awesome.
hereâ€™s the times article from that game
here is the photo galleryâ€¦the 6th picture is awesome