New Green Home Jerseys for Mets

In an effort to better tie in the New York Giants’ side of their history, the Mets will be wearing green home jerseys as “alternates” in lieu of the traditional blacks.

From what I gather, the green matches the color of the Citi Field seats, which as you may know are a tribute to the green seating in the old Polo Grounds.

The green dye used to produce this particular hue is 100% organic, made from a mixture of soy and lentils. According to a person familiar with the team’s thinking, the use of this dye is part of a new “green” initiative by the Mets to be more earth friendly. In fact the jerseys are consumable, and, strangely enough, those sold at retail will have detachable green wafers made from the same material so you can “sample” the flavor — though I’d suggest you smear a little mustard on them before taking a bite.

These photos were sent to me by a MetsToday reader:


I checked with two different Modells stores in the Hudson County area, and both said that these jerseys would be in stock shortly after the new year. One sales rep confirmed the report:

“Yeah dude, that’s the new Mets jersey. Pretty dope, bro”

Naturally, I’ll be adding these jerseys to the MetsToday store as soon as they become available.

In the meantime, have a safe and happy New Year!

***** UPDATE *******

Turns out this green dye — the one supposedly produced from a mixture of soy and lentils — is in fact made from people! That’s right … soy-lent green is people! As such the Wilpons have decided to go back to the old black jerseys as an alternate.

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  1. murph December 31, 2008 at 11:48 am
    My wife is going to love this.
  2. isuzudude December 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    This is definitely going to take some getting used to
  3. sincekindergarten December 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    Green, blue, and orange. A decidedly Irish feel. I’m 1/4 Irish, so I like it.
  4. Walnutz15 January 5, 2009 at 10:40 am
    Happy New Year, Joseph!

    These green suckers have been around for years……..I seem to recall a Green Gooden being made available, as well as a Strawberry — maybe even 5 years ago now.

    I’m guessing this is subtle humor? I haven’t heard anything about a green jersey for 2009.

  5. joe January 8, 2009 at 8:09 am
    ‘nutz, I guess you missed a similar mis-report on another Mets blog last week …

    as it turns out … these jerseys are made from people! Soylent Green is people!

    Apologies to all who took this post seriously …. I couldn’t resist …