On Tuesday afternoon, the Mets showed to the world the logo of the first All-Star Game to be played in Queens since 1964. As you can see, there is a “Mets” version of the logo with the team script in front of the New York skyline. There’s also a version with the “Mets” script absent.
The “Mets” version is now prominently on display below the Citi Field scoreboard.
I think it looks really cool. The skyline at the top of the logo is a definite Mets distinction, even without the “Mets” script. It looks like the “All-Star Game” text is inspired by New York’s road uniforms, which is fine. Most importantly, the logo is entirely blue and orange, with respect to the toning down of the black era of team uniform history. I wouldn’t change the logo a bit.
Unfortunately the jubilation behind the logo reveal did not last long, as the Mets fell to Miami 4-2 last night. Here’s the recap that I wrote for The Daily Stache.
Jon Niese got hurt by one big inning in which he allowed a bunch of singles followed by a back-breaking two-out double that turned the score from 2-0 to 4-0. If Niese is able to get John Buck out, maybe the Mets come back and win. They might have came back anyway if the Marlins bullpen wasn’t so darn fantastic last night.
One more thing (at least for now): Before Tuesday night’s game, the Mets promoted left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson from triple-A Buffalo and sent down righty Elvin Ramirez. To make room for Olson on the 40-man roster, Dillon Gee was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
Olson is 28-years-old and has a 4.56 ERA with 94 strikeouts and 51 walks in 25 games (21 starts) for Buffalo this season. Ramirez was generally horrible in his 12.1 innings with the Mets this season, so the move bascially demotes an ineffective reliever in favor of a second bullpen lefty. Remember, Tim Byrdak is injured.