I’ve got to say, I’m not a fan of the Mets Spring Training hat, the one featuring Mr. Met. It’s not that I don’t like Mr. Met; it’s just that he doesn’t belong on a hat.
Every MLB team has new hats this spring sporting an alternate logo. The Braves, for example, were reportedly going to go with the old racist Indian logo but smartly decided against it. The Mets went with the non-offensive Mr. Met.
Now, Mr. Met is a great mascot, perhaps the best in all of baseball. But he is something of a clown — a giant oversized baseball for a head with a goofy smile. He is fine for entertaining the crowd, but to represent the team on an official hat? It just doesn’t seem appropriate.
It is bad enough the Mets are a laughing-stock on the field. Does their hat have to look ridiculous, too?