In addition to winning five of their first seven games over the first week of the season, the Mets also unveiled their alternate jerseys and hats. The response has been consistent — love for the jerseys, hate for the hats.
When the first wore these blue “Los Mets” jerseys back in 2011 there was instant praise, with hope that they would someday replace those hideous, inappropriate black jerseys. It was too late to include them as official alternates for 2012, so the Mets had to wait until his season. It was well worth it.
The Mets blue is just beautiful, with the orange piping really popping, as it were. It is just a simple, classy design that includes all of the traditional Mets colors. Black, by the way, was never a Mets color.
The Mets unveiled the road jersey Monday in Philadelphia. It is similar to the home jersey, except that it says “New York” rather than “Mets” on the front. It was hard to tell on television, but it appears the color of the letters is a bit more silver than I would have liked. I think it should be the same gray of the primary road uniform. Again, it could just be the way it looks on TV. Either way, it is a fine design.
Now we come to the hat. A lot of people are turned off by the orange bill. I actually don’t mind it all that much, although I do prefer the traditional all-blue hat.
No, what bothers me is the “NY” logo. It is set against a white backdrop, which is just plain ugly. It reminds me of cheap, knock-off hats you see for sale on the streets. The Mets did away with other phony-looking NY logos; why bother with this one? Just like the Mets classic team logo, the orange NY should never be altered.
What do you think of the new Mets blue jerseys and alternate hat?