Why is the blue piping missing from the new Mets black jerseys?

Here is the image the Mets are sharing today.

Note that appears to be an authentic.  Earlier today the Mets shared this replica.

Aside from the long tail on the M being horrendous, notice the blue piping is gone.  Here’s what the Mets wore in 2021.

Then there’s this from TTSG.

So…did the Mets make an on-field uniform tweak and not announce it? Time will tell.

I do think it looks cleaner.  Bad but cleaner.