If you thought the camouflage jersey fad had peaked this past weekend you’re very wrong.
The New York Mets today unveiled their new camouflage jersey which will be officially included into their uniform rotation (listed as an alternate) for the 2014 season. The Mets will be wearing the jersey for every Monday night home game in 2014 as part of their “Military Mondays” promotion.
The new jersey is green with a camouflage pattern and “Mets” across the chest in blue and orange, players number to the lower left in a similar style. An American flag is on the left sleeve.
Although the team has not yet announced this, I’ve been told that the Mets will also be wearing a matching camouflage cap with this jersey. The cap has the classic “NY” logo in blue (not orange, like usual) on a camouflage crown with matching bill.
As part of their promotion the Mets will extend complimentary admission to all active and retired military personnel and up to three guests for these games, they will also receive 10% off any retail purchases.
The New York Mets become the third Major League team to add a patriotic uniform to their official rotation – the San Diego Padres have been wearing camo for several years now; the Washington Nationals wear a uniform with a stars-and-stripes version of their logo. The Pittsburgh Pirates usually wear a camouflage uniform a couple of times per season however this is not an official part of their rotation, and of course every MLB team wore a special uniform with camo caps and jersey scripts on Memorial Day in 2013.
The complete schedule of New York Mets camouflage jersey games is below:
Monday, April 21 vs St Louis Cardinals
Monday, July 7 vs Atlanta Braves
Monday, July 28 vs Philadelphia Phillies
Monday, September 8 vs Colorado Rockies
Monday, September 15 vs Miami Marlins
SportsLogos.Net has learned that two more teams (in addition to the Mets) will be unveiling patriotic uniforms for 2014, one will be another camouflage and the other a stars-and-stripes design like the Nationals. There’s no word on when these two teams plan on unveiling these uniforms.