Currently, the Mets are 47-40, leading the division by 3.5 games ahead of the Phillies and 4 up on the Braves in the National League East. Ideally, the black uniforms will provide some sort of additional nostalgic jolt. After all, they did advance to that 2000 World Series, and clinched the 2006 NL East Division, while wearing them.


Perhaps most famously, Robin Ventura’s 1999 grand slam single also came in the old black unis.

As Mets fans well remember, no lead in the NL East is safe, so any little thing the team can do to summon good vibes of old will be a welcome addition in Flushing.