The Mets used to have black alternate jerseys and caps they used at home (from 1998-2011) and on the road (from 1999-2011). Some fans loved them, some fans hated them. Now, two current players want the Mets back in black.
Marcus Stroman tweeted a picture on Sunday of Pedro Martinez in the black uniform, writing "We need to bring the black jerseys/hats back every-so-often. Those are one of my favorite uniforms of all time. What y'all think!?"
Pete Alonso then responded, saying the Mets should wear black on Fridays and wondering how many retweets they needed to get in order to make it happen.
On Fridays we should wear black- Pete Alonso (@Pete_Alonso20) November 24, 2019
The black uniforms the Mets wore -- sometimes paired with an all black cap and sometimes paired with a two-tone cap that was black with a blue bill -- were removed from the uniform rotation after the 2011 season when the Mets went back to their more classic look.
Along with the black uniforms going away, the black trim the Mets had on their other uniforms was also eliminated.
The Mets have had throwback uniforms in their rotation in the recent past, with the team wearing the 1986 'racing stripe' uniforms each Sunday in 2016 when they recognized the 30th anniversary of the 1986 World Champions.
As far as a potential comeback of the black uniforms, it might be too late for the Mets to get approval from the league if they want to wear them on a limited basis in 2020. But they should be able to get approval for 2021 if they want.
So, should the black jerseys and caps come back on a limited basis?