Travis d'Arnaud 4 (Baron)

deez Mets

The Mets have set a major-league record for last names with a lower-case “d,” all on one roster at one time, with Travis d’Arnaud, Jacob deGrom and Matt den Dekker.

In a post to ESPN, Paul Lukas from UniWatch writes:

“Three primary schools of thought have emerged from these discussions one that believes player names on jerseys should always be all caps, period; one that loves the lowercase letters; and a compromise position that advocates for the use of small caps instead of lowercase letters.”

Since MLB doesn’t print lower-case lettering, the Mets created a custom lower-case “d” for use on the jerseys of d’Arnaud, deGrom, and den Dekker this season.

In 2013, the Mets used an upside-down, upper-case “P,” in place of a custom, lower-case “d.”




19 comments
Jeffrey George
Jeffrey George

Way to use an outdated picture with upside down P's being used instead of lower case d's in a post about the lowercase d's.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Too bad only 1 of them is any good in deGrom. The other 2 suck deez nuts!

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

How about we add one more deez Mets . . .d'Winner, after tonight's game. Lets Go Mets!

Ron W. Davis
Ron W. Davis

When the Mets were about to get Travis i was told to have patiences by alot of fans where are those fans who told me to have patiences they now are the same people who are knocking him as a failure.  I repete what others said have patiences 

exileinla
exileinla

Fred Wilpon called.  He objects to the Mets being called "deez" bums, and wants them to be called DEM bums like the Brooklyn Dodgers were. 

NeilAnAlien
NeilAnAlien

@jlwoj from now on when someone says "small d democrat" I will think of the Mets

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

I hear Leonardo da Vinci could play some ball.  Too bad the Mets weren't around in his day.

hankincolo
hankincolo

BTW,  I like these fun, goofy, quirky little stories. Lord knows with the Mets in recent years, things that may you go, "Huh", are a worthwhile diversion.

hankincolo
hankincolo

In America you can call yourself Jones but spell it Smith. If a player likes the little letter than he should have it on his back.

PS. Let's go Rangers!!!!!!

William Kelley
William Kelley

Aare we reaching new low with Met's coverage that the major story is how our players spell their last name?

Anthony Fiore
Anthony Fiore

I love these hard hitting stories...especially when we heard them from the broadcast booth less than 24 hours ago.  And really?  "Deez Mets"

Kyle Tompkins
Kyle Tompkins

The only record the Mets are setting this Season.

nolrog
nolrog

So the come back and change Deez to deez but they won't come back and fix it when they have two guys in RF or have the Mets playing the wrong team or something.  Unreal.