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Postby bigh0rt » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:49 pm

www.ditchtheblack.com wrote:Sign Our Petition

WHEREAS the New York Mets were founded in 1962 with the official team colors of blue and orange…

AND WHEREAS these two colors were a nod to the city's two previous National League teams (blue for the Dodgers, orange for the Giants) and also matched the colors of the New York City flag…

AND WHEREAS the franchise's first 36 seasons were defined by these colors, and particularly by the familiar blue caps, blue sleeves, and blue socks…

AND WHEREAS the addition of black to the team's color palette in 1998 betrayed and disrupted this proud aesthetic history, transforming the franchise from one of baseball's best-looking teams into one of its ugliest…

AND WHEREAS said addition of black has forced loyal Mets fans to endure the sight of partially black caps, solid black caps, black jerseys, black sleeves, black socks, black drop shadows, black catcher's gear, and black dugout jackets over the past nine seasons, while blue has been relegated to second-class status…

AND WHEREAS the Mets rarely wear their blue caps, sleeves, and socks for home games anymore, even though that is technically the team's official home uniform…

AND WHEREAS the seldom-heard second verse of "Meet the Mets" includes the inspiring line, "All the fans are true to the orange and blue," with no mention whatsoever of black...

AND WHEREAS the Mets wore black jerseys for two of the five games in the 2000 World Series, causing profound shame among the team's fan base, and didn't wear their blue caps during the Series even once…

AND WHEREAS even the team's classic logo has morphed from blue to black…

AND WHEREAS black was never a true Mets color but was simply a bogus marketing scam designed to curry favor with the youth market…

AND WHEREAS other major league teams foolish enough to have added black to their color schemes have now wised up and gotten back to basics (the Royals got rid of all their black accents this year, and the Reds will jettison their black trim next season), while the Mets continue to embarrass themselves and their fans by wearing black, like some second-rate suburban operation that relies on focus groups and trend forecasts…

WE THE UNDERSIGNED hereby call upon the ownership, management, and equipment staff of the New York Mets to DITCH THE BLACK and reinstate blue to its rightful place of chromatic supremacy in the team's color scheme. It's time to restore the club's aesthetic heritage and make the Mets a team we can all be proud to look at once again.

Now and forever, this is our rallying cry: True Mets = Blue Mets!
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