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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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And This Is Better...How?

I’m with Jason on this, but more so. The Mets had a decent idea to revise their pinstripe uniforms and didn’t execute. This is what it will look like. The proof will be on the players, but it doesn’t match up to the wonderful unis worn on August 22 when Tom and his Terrific teammates took the field to commemorate their fortieth anniversary. It’s just…off. That horrendous drop shadow, which has puked all over Mets jerseys since 1998, is the main culprit.

Vetting Mets press releases has already preoccupied me too much of late, but I find curious the explanation that “the Mets created the retro uniform following research and positive responses to the jerseys the 1969 World Champion Mets wore during their 40th anniversary celebration in August.” This is the same organization that claimed fans don’t care about items like Old Timers Day. Don’t listen to what we said; listen to what we say.

I wonder what irregular they’ll sign to fit these new not-quite-right outfits.

2 comments to And This Is Better…How?

  • Anonymous

    word is we're interested in Russell Branyan. I guess Omar's line of thinking is, “who can we get that's like Todd Zeile, only much worse?”
    It shouldn't be this hard.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it's because I first became a real Mets fan when Piazza came over and that was about when the black uniforms appeared, but they don't bother me. Some players, anyway, wear them quite nicely, I think. The all black hats are pretty awful. The classic, simple orange and blue is hard to beat, of course.
    This change seems to epitomize the Mets' wrong-headed maneuvering at the margins that helps not at all and often makes things worse.