Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The New York Mets Uniform

A few thoughts concerning the Mets uniform, inspired by Paul Lukas' Uniwatch column on page 2 of ESPN.com

The Mets should never have added black to their uniform colours. This has ruined the Mets uniform and given them a very bad look. Espeicially the black and blue road cap is really ugly. Not only does black and blue not compliment each other, but the red and blue NY lettering is also hardly visiable on a black background and looks purplish.

Unfortunately the Mets have had the very bad habit of wearing this cap more often than their very stylish blue ones, even at home games. According to internet sources (Uniwatch and ultimatemets.com) the reason for this sad state of affairs is that the equipment manager thinks the blue cap clashes with the Mets' black dugout jacket. The blue caps are therefore only worn on warm summer days, when the players do not wear jackets in the dugout.

I agree completely with the equipment manager that black and blue clashes on a baseball uniform, which is why the black and blue cap shouldn't be worn at all.

The Mets have one of the all time great baseball uniforms in their traditional blue and orange. This colour combination is unique in baseball and is a great tribute to New Yorks two previous National League teams, the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers.

It is therefore time for the Mets to abandon black as a uniform colour.


At 10 January, 2006 09:14, Blogger Lasse Bech said...

Hey Torsten
Welcome to blogger-land!

Since I'm colorblind I couldnĀ“t possibly have an opinion even if I knew what you were talking about:)

At 14 January, 2006 05:55, Blogger John Bellot said...


What are you talking about. We need to figure out how the Mets are doing and not what color they should be wearing. I like orange and black. Go San Francisco Giants!!!!!!

At 17 January, 2006 15:17, Blogger Torsten Pedersen said...

Hi John
Of course you are right. But if you can write about silly things like this on your own blog where can you?

At 20 January, 2006 06:08, Blogger John Bellot said...


Ok, You are right. I think color does make the team. The color combination is just wrong. green would be a better color...Orange and black are taken. any suggestions on color?

At 20 January, 2006 06:10, Blogger John Bellot said...

What is Fuglekvarterets? Is that a baseball team in denmark?

At 23 January, 2006 13:51, Blogger Torsten Pedersen said...

The Mets' colours of blue and orange are perhaps not the best combination. But I like the fact that the Mets uniform incorporates the orange and NY logo of the New York Giants uniform and blue of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

I also agree, the black and orange of the Giants are a very classic and stylish combination. Nothing quite beat the Giants, does it?

Fuglekvarteret is an area of Copenhagen where all the streets have bird names.


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