Back in 1988, the New York Mets debuted a new road uniform, and it was by far the worst thing I had ever seen a Mets player wear.
So spare me if the recent #MetsTwitter drama of the black jerseys making a comeback in 2021 isn’t upsetting me that much.
I’m not going to lie, I bought a black jersey as soon as they came out.
A major problem for me was how poorly executed the rest of the uniform set was executed. I mean had they done some research, there could have been some historical perspective built into the otherwise purely marketing ploy.
The old New York Giants incorporated black into their uniform on orders from John McGraw
But the Mets version; including the drop shadow, and worn with black undershirts and socks, was really terrible…
There were times, few and far between when it was a tolerable look.
So if they bring back the black for Friday night games, that’s cool. Just the black jerseys and the all-black cap and wear a blue undershirt and blue socks and I’m all in.