The player’s last name will be on the back; these will be the alternate home uniform, second to the all-whites; they are an egg-shell, creame color; and they’re not flannel, they are made of the same breatheable material used for the team’s other jersies.
Update, 11:55 am::
Chris M sent in the following image, which appeared with the team’s e-mail announcement to fans.
…damn, i see the drop shadow, which i feel takes away from the idea of this being a retro item… it’s still pretty cool, though… more importantly, i can’t wait to see what new players will be wearing this next season…
Original Post, 11:25 am:
The Mets have officially announced the addition of a new pinstripe home uniform for next season, saying:
“The design combines new and old elements of Mets uniforms. 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… The natural color and pinstripes were staples of the original Mets uniform when the team debuted in 1962. The Mets will also continue to wear their white uniform at home with the black jerseys as an alternate.”
The new jersey will go on sale this Friday at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field, on Mets.com, all Modell’s Sporting Goods stores; and the team Clubhouse stores at the Roosevelt Field Mall and on 42nd Street.