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It's 1986 all over again on Sundays at Citi

The New York Mets announced today that they will be wearing 1986-style throwback jersesys in all of their Sunday home games this season to help mark the 30th anniversary of the popular World Championship team.

If you want to buy your own authentic jersey, I hope you’ve got a fair amount of cash and don’t mind looking a bit… doofy.

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With player name and number, authentic alts will set you back $332.99 plus shipping and any applicable tax from the shop. They also have the new air belt feature, which is intended to make life better for baseball players who will be tucking their jerseys in, but it probably isn’t a look most fans are going to want to sport themselves.

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If that’s not your thing, there are also Cool Base versions of the jerseys which are a bit more affordable at $119.99 plus shipping and any applicable tax. But they’re missing the 25th anniversary sleeve patch and the front number.

I don’t expect either version of the new Mets’ alternate jersey to find its way into my closet. This is my favorite home jersey style, but if I’m spending that kind of money on a wardrobe item it needs to be something that can be worn for something more important than a trip to the ballpark.


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A Mets jersey question

I’m still jazzed about yesterday’s uniform announcement.

Some of the new 2012 New York Mets jerseys have made it into the shop. You can get blank replica versions of the home pinstripes, alternate home white, road grey and alternate black jerseys now. They’ve also got blank authentic versions of the alternate home white, road grey and alternate black.

I’m going to hold out until the customizable versions appear, because I don’t really like the blanks. I’d like to get a grey road jersey and one of the new blue batting practice jerseys, but finances will force me to pick between the two.

Then there’s the bigger question: what player should I get? It doesn’t look like Jose Reyes is going to be back. I haven’t been too happy with David Wright for the past couple of years, so I don’t think I want a jersey with his name on the back.

Johan Santana? I’ve already got a 2009 black alternate jersey. Ike Davis? I’d be more comfortable with the choice if we’d seem him play a full season. R.A. Dickey? Maybe, but will he still be a Met in 2013? I think he’ll be eligible for free agency after next season.

I guess I should wait until the spring… maybe the decision will be easier then.