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Mets jerseys are blue, da ba dee da ba di

The Mets' colors are blue and orange, though the only colored alternate jerseys they've had for decades have been black. That will change in 2013, as the team's official Twitter account tweeted photos on Wednesday of two new blue alternates: one with a white-outlined orange "Mets" wordmark for home games, and one with an orange-outlined gray "New York" wordmark for road games.

Whatever you think of alternates or the color black, it's hard to argue that blue jerseys aren't more intuitive for the Mets. Though the black ones, which were introduced in 1998 (ironically the same year Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" was released), may still appear occasionally, their de-emphasis aligns with the recent actions of other teams like the Athletics, Blue Jays, Reds and Royals. All were swept up in a black craze in the late '90s and early '00s, and all have eliminated those jerseys in recent years.

Both of the Mets' new blue alternates are now available for purchase here

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