JMP sent this in….
I know you hate the “Los Mets” jerseys with a passion, for completely justifiable reasons.
Of course, this week, the Mets and Marlins are playing a series in Puerto Rico. In honor of being in a Spanish-speaking locale, the Marlins are wearing their “Los Marlins” jerseys, which are (like the “Los Mets” jerseys) only problematic because the regular jerseys don’t say “The Marlins,” they just say “Marlins.” Of course, if the teams are going with a Spanish theme to honor the location of their series, why aren’t the Mets wearing road grey jerseys that say “Nueva York?”
I would think that those of us who object to “Los Mets” because of the inclusion of the definite article would have no problem with road grey jerseys that say “Nueva York,” and there would probably be significant merchandising potential for shirts like that. Moreover, it would guarantee that the Mets couldn’t wear black jerseys during this series.
Of course, the Mets as an organization tend not to do anything in such a well thought out manner…
For the newbies, I hate the look of the tiny Los and I hate the illogic of it. Â Our team does not normally have a small THE above the team name, so adding a Los is just dumb. Â I offer to use as evidence, the Mexican League.
A Nueva York road jersey would have been a cool move. Â Perhaps next year. Â Oh, and JMP I bet you it would be black.