I'm seeing an awful lot of "why keep the black" type comments on twitter, email and blogs.
I wonder why they keep the black uniforms?
Mets fans come into two camps:
1. Those who absolutely hate the black.
2. Those who don't care what the Mets wear.
There is no pro-black uniform fanbase.
Presumably if you want a black jersey you already own one. Im my opinion eliminating it from the current rotation would make it "retro" and thus cooler.
Presumably if the goal is to sell jerseys the new jersey covers you there.
I don't understand why they insist on having the black? If having black in the rotation incrementally increases sales, then why not introduce a new blue jersey, a new orange jersey, wear green jerseys every Tuesday and so on. Maybe I shouldn't have said that out loud.
Guys, you almost understand the fanbase. If you're not going to listen to me just run every single decision past Howie, he's got a good grip on this stuff.
---Because they see a Redbird and want it painted black. ---Because Ollie looks really hip in those black socks. ---Because we've been beaten black-and-blue. ---Because in 100-degree weather, who wants your players to be cool? ---Because just like Grandpa Wilpon's car from the 1930s, black was more basic and cheap. It's just a Wilpon Family Value! ---Because using Orange and Blue may insult the Catholic fans, they feel safer wearing priestly colors (sorry Ryan Church!). ---But mostly, because they don't know, don't care, and they're making money.
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