The Mets sent out a picture on Twitter of the patch they’ll be wearing this season in memory of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter who passed away last week. It’s the second patch the Mets uniforms will have this season. The 2012 uniform will also have a patch celebrating 50 years of the Mets franchise. Of course, much of the team’s marketing this season appears to revolve around the anniversary.
Clearly, the Mets are doing the right thing by honoring Carter. I haven’t talked to anyone that disagrees with that. He was a huge part of one of the Mets most memorable teams in 1986.
The Mets occasionally appear out of touch with Mets fans but on Gary Carter they seem to be doing all the right things. And you have to give them credit for that. I’m the first one to write about the Mets when they’re oblivious to the fans or team history. So I want to make sure that I note that they’ve done the right thing by recognizing the significance that Carter played in the history of the Mets.