Breaking Down New Mets 2013 Alternate Home Jerseys

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2012

Photo via @Mets
Photo via @Mets

Before we even begin breaking down the New York Mets alternate uniforms that were just unveiled, let me just say one thing:

They look nothing like the hideous, all-orange alternates that the New York Knicks will be rocking this season. Yes, it is a huge relief, I agree.

So let's see these bad boys, shall we? The Mets recently tweeted out a photo of Johan Santana rocking out the new digs:

Check out @johansantana sporting our new alternate home jersey for next season. #Mets #BlueJersey…

New York Mets (@Mets) November 14, 2012

Not too shabby, not too shabby at all. Though I'm sure Mets fans would have loved to see either R.A. Dickey or David Wright modeling the alternates...

Honestly, I prefer these to the standard style of jersey the Mets wear. I like the orange on royal blue look, especially with the white trim that really makes the color scheme pop and the orange stitching that runs parallel to the buttons.

As the kids are saying these days, it's a pretty "hip" look. That's what the kids are saying these days, right?

These are loud but they aren't obnoxious—a balancing act a New York jersey should attempt. When it works—like these do—it makes for a fun and eye-catching design. When it doesn't work—like the Knicks new digs—you find yourself getting a headache if you look at them without sunglasses.

Now, I do have some concerns about the durability of these uniforms. There is a fear that the threading on the new digs will inexplicably unravel in the second half of the season, completely bursting the high hopes fans had for these jerseys.

There is also the concern that the New York Yankees will shortly unveil a more expensive and far superior alternate uniform, just for the hell of it.

But all (terrible) jokes aside, this is a solid effort by the Mets. I truly dig the new threads. If I were a Mets fan, I would totally purchase one of these bad boys.

Of course, it would have been hard to screw these up—as everyone in baseball knows, the only uniform you truly don't want to wear these days is a Miami Marlins uniform.


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