I was down in Florida recently and attended several games, including a Mets-Braves game at Lake Buena Vista (pics to come soon).
Before the game I had the opportunity to chat with a few of the Mets. One of them (not saying who) directly told me:
“…most of the guys in the clubhouse would love to ditch the black [uniforms and trim] and go with a blue alternate instead….we have a new clubhouse guy and he asked Dave [Howard] about it. Dave told him it was purely a marketing decision, that the black sells.”
So the guys in uniform AND the clubhouse guy all want to do away with the black.
The uniform discussion lasted several minutes and included thoughts on alternate shadings of blue (going back to a lighter shade) as well as orange trims.
Oh and as Shannon has pointed out many many times, if you look at the top selling items in the online Mets store, almost all are blue. Dave Howard, are you paying attention?