Spring Training is still a few weeks away across the majors, but teams are making their various personnel moves and uniform changes. Most fans don’t have a lot of interest in what their team wears during the regular season.
However, Mets fans should be excited about the jerseys they will don this season at Citi Field. UniWatch points out how New York will add a blue trim on their black jerseys, which will be on their sleeves.
Meanwhile, the white pants will have a blue trim going down the leg. Additionally, there will be no white shadow around the Mets’ logo script on the black uniforms, as that will be replaced by an orange shadow on the front and back.
Outside of that, there aren’t any other major changes with the black jerseys. As for the caps, the only change was the logo, which now features an orange shadow. Mets fans aren’t huge fans of the changes, and some would hope the club ditches the black unis altogether.
The good news for Mets fans is we won’t see these as often as their regular home, away, and blue alternate uniforms. New York brought back the black uniforms in the 2021 season and only wore them on Friday nights. The Mets first started to wear the black unis in 1998 and continued to do so until 2012.
The black jerseys have brought New York some luck over the years, as they wore them in the 2000 World Series and 2006 when they clinched the NL East division crown. Hopefully, the small changes on the uniforms this year will help the Mets win the division and return to the MLB playoffs after missing out last season.