In 1986, the Mets celebrated their ’25th Anniversary,’ according to this patch, which appeared on their uniform’s sleeve.
However, this year, 25 years later, they’re not celebrating their 50th anniversary. Why? Because, according to people in the organization, the 1986 Mets made a mistake, and either shouldn’t have done it all, instead waiting for 1987, or, if doing it 1986, it should have been called the ’25th Season,’ not 25th anniversary.
This makes sense. 1962 + 50 = 2012, not 2011. So, it’s understandable that some fans are confused. I know I was. But, next year, expect some sort of anniversary celebration, and probably a commemorative patch on the uniform.