A few months away from the MLB post-season, things are looking grim for the Mets playoff chances, as they are currently 53-57 with a .482 winning percentage, with exactly 52 games to turn it around. If their season doesn’t have an upside by the end of October, they can ultimately look further into the future for positivity, because come 2013, the CitiField will be used for the next MLB All-Star Game. The official logo was unveiled, and here’s a closer look at what to expect in the upcoming year.
The circular Mets logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gatto, was unveiled. It has gone virtually unchanged throughout the history of the club. The shape of the insignia, with its orange stitching, represents a baseball, and the bridge in the foreground symbolizes that the Mets, in bringing back the National League to New York, represent all five boroughs. It’s not just a skyline in the background, but has a special meaning. At the left is a church spire, symbolic of Brooklyn, the borough of churches. The second building from the left is the Williamsburg Savings Bank, the tallest building in Brooklyn. Next is the Woolworth Building. After a general skyline view of midtown comes the Empire State Building. At the far right is the United Nations Building. The Mets’ colors are Dodger blue and Giant orange, symbolic of the return of National League baseball to New York after the Dodgers and Giants moved to California. Blue and Orange are also the official colors of New York State.