New York Mets: Unwrapping the ultimate fan’s Christmas wish list
New York Mets Stocking Stuffers
One of the most underrated parts of Christmas morning is the stocking stuffers. Of course, we are always excited to go and unwrap the larger gifts that await under the tree, but there are always some hidden gems that tend to have more value than you realize that are stuffed inside of those deep stockings. That same sentiment applies here as we have some very small but exceptionally valuable gifts that Mets fans would love to possess.
The first gift that we would love to pull out of our stocking is the return of Mets Old-Timers’ Day. While owner Steve Cohen has all but confirmed it will be returning at some point, this gift has already set the vibes for a great Christmas Day.
With the countless number of former Mets players that could take the field on a summer afternoon, it would easily be one of the most anticipated days on the Mets schedule every season. I can already imagine a picturesque scene with Mike Piazza digging in the box to take a pitch from Doc Gooden as well as the potential competitive back and forth dialogue between Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez. What a glorious day it will be.
Another great stocking stuffer would be the return of the Mets Friday night black jerseys. I have some fond memories of those jerseys being worn which includes Robin Ventura’s grand slam single at the top of that list. With many fans and some players clamoring for the return of the jerseys, it would be fitting to see them return at some point in 2021. We’ve seen so many Mets greats including David Wright rock the black jersey in the past and it would only be fitting to see our new stars in those throwbacks.
Our last stocking stuffer includes the removal of the unsightly Chick-Fil-A foul poles. Don’t get me wrong I am a living and breathing Chick-Fil-A junkie, but this marketing effort for the Mets goes down as one of the worst decisions that the organization has made.
There have been many complaints from Mets fans regarding the obstructed view the foul poles provide, and we can’t forget to mention the Minor League look it gives a big market franchise. it seems there are better ways that the organization can incorporate a Chick-Fil-A sponsorship without losing integrity among the fan base. Just give us back our regular foul poles!