For the New York Mets, the black uniforms bring back so many good memories.
They are associated with some of the best players in franchise history.
After a few years without using them, owner Steve Cohen announced that they were returning this season, mostly on Friday home games.
Guess what day it is today?
It’s not just Friday: it’s playoff Friday.
That means the Mets will be rocking their black unis tonight, as they host the San Diego Padres in the Wild Card round of the postseason.
— New York Mets (@Mets) October 7, 2022
You can see the words “MLB postseason” on the hat: it’s that time of the year.
The 101-61 Mets weren’t able to win the NL East title after being swept by the Atlanta Braves last weekend.
The Mets Hope The Black Uniforms Can Provide That Winning Aura
As a result, they have to risk elimination this weekend in the Wild Card round while the Braves skip that step and will enter play on Tuesday.
The Mets will be facing a tough team, with an elite pitching staff and some really scary hitters.
The offensive edge goes to the Mets, who have MLB’s batting champion in Jeff McNeil, 40-home run hitter Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Mark Canha, the red-hot Eduardo Escobar, and other hitting stars.
New York will certainly hope the black uniforms can provide them with that winning aura they badly need to get through the Padres and advance to the next round, where they would face the Los Angeles Dodgers.