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Yankees break out a new patch

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 12, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post


The Yankees are breaking out a patch commemorating the first season at the new Stadium. It’ll be on the home and away uniforms and available on all manner of merchandise.

Yankees.com has a few shirts with the logo available already. It’s a nice patch and if you look closely you can see a team official asking the city of New York for more money.

While I don’t obsess over uniform details, single-year patches are interesting and certainly make for a unique collectible.

Meanwhile, across town, here is the uniform patch the Mets unveiled for their new ballpark, Citi Field:

Yeesh. I’m tempted to arm my 3-year-old nephew Jason with his markers and see if he can do better. He certainly can’t do any worse.

You have to love the Mets, the only team that would design a patch for their new stadium that doesn’t mention the stadium or show any images of it.

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Back at 2 p.m. when the Hall vote is announced. But I did want to mention that former Star-Ledger baseball writer Dan Graziano has started a blog called New York Baseball Hack.

Dan took a buyout from the Star-Ledger (as did their intrepid Yankees beat writer, Ed Price) but he’s still interested in writing about the game. So check it out when you get a chance.

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Big League Stew over at Yahoo has a post about Joba’s new beard. While ‘duk is hoping the Yankees will let him keep it, there’s no chance.

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169 Responses to “Yankees break out a new patch”

  1. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    i like it!

  2. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    the mets patch is stunningly bad.

  3. Corey M. January 12th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    the mets patch reminds me of….

    http://fairleigh1card.com/images/DOMLOGOColor.jpg

  4. The Monarch January 12th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Corey…nice call. That’s hysterical.

    Perhaps the Mets are the geniuses here…they have a ready made endorsement…order a pizza, get a free patch!

  5. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 12th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    And if Dan Graziano taking a buyout doesn’t tell you something about where our economy is headed, nothing will.

    I have a friend who is a sportswriter for the providence journal and he told me that 34 (?) people were laid off in the last year. The only thing that is saving him is his seniority at this point.

    I often wonder about the future of our hard-copy newspapers (and their employees) now that you can read the paper on the internet.

  6. SJ44 January 12th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    What happened with the Mets? Along with taking the Wilpon’s money, did Bernie Madoff also steal their creative guys?

    That’s just awful.

    Graziano and Price are out? The entire newspaper industry seems to be contracting on a daily basis. That’s just terrible to someone like myself who enjoys reading different people with different perspectives on the game.

    Scary, scary time for those in the newspaper business. I wish those guys well in their new endeavors.

  7. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    omg that is horrendously bad. Looks like the Dominoes Pizza logo.

  8. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Giants loss still stings trust me it does :( January 12th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    What’s w/ the Dominoes Pizza Mets patch ?….. 8O

  9. darkmoonfire January 12th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I realize that the Wilpons are feeling the financial pinch, but seriously, graphic designers aren’t that expensive.

    As you rightly say Pete, I’m sure a 3 year old could come up with something better.

    It’s incredible really, I’m sure diehard fans and professional collectors will get one, but it’s not exactly a desirable thing to own, or be proud of. Maybe the Mets just don’t like making money.

    The Yankees patch, however, is exactly what you’d expect. An attractive design, which has a feeling of classic history in a timeless design. I want one. Several actually.

  10. gayle January 12th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Only the Mets it truly is amazing that a team like that can blow it so often on so many levels.

    So the Star Ledger will not have any Yankees beat writers?? What will they take wire service stories?? Sad day for those of us who still enjoy the feel of newspaper in our hands.

  11. Phil January 12th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for linking Dan’s blog, Pete.

  12. saucY January 12th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    i guess the Mets didn’t want to include the name of their corporately named stadium, but i’m not sure what else there is to put on the patch. does the stadium have anything unique to it that they could use (similar to the yankee facade) ? i’m not sure.

  13. gayle January 12th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Lee Mazilli in a Blue Jays uniform just doesn’t cut it. I didn’t realize he even played for them

  14. Arial January 12th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I have always enjoyed Graziano’s columns and have checked out the blog which fortunately is a continuation of his fine work.
    Having been raised in Essex County (but long since gone), I am saddened by the Ledger’s decision, as I was weaned on its sports section during my early years…which were likewise those of The Mick.

  15. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    the mets actually had pretty cool patches for thier horrible stadium

    64:
    http://www.ultimatemets.com/jpeg/64patch.jpg
    2004:
    http://www.ultimatemets.com/jpeg/2004patch.jpg
    2008:(looks like it was the same designer as teh yankees)
    http://www.loge13.com/images/SheaPatch.jpg

  16. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    OOps I see Corey was ahead of me.

  17. ANSKY January 12th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I’d like to be able to say the Mets ‘inaugural season’ patch is an ‘etherial concept’ but I can’t. Both words (‘ethereal’ and ‘concept’) imply some degree of deep thought, but all they did was incorporate the team colors with a bland font and a diamond shape plus that silly little off-center ‘date’ tab.

    If anyone had presented a design ‘concept’ THAT weak when I was in design school, there was a professor there who would have taken out his Bic lighter and lit the damn thing on fire.

    I’m sure the Mets spent 6 figures (at least) on this ridiculous design and the even sadder thing is that they can actually expect to get 7 figures in return.

  18. Corey M. January 12th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Its ok jenn…..great minds think alike :P

  19. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    i guess thats what happens when you’re ashamed to put you title sponsor’s name on the patch for the stadium that carries its name.

  20. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    ham fighters

    Even so, you can put a picture of the stadium on the patch with inaugural season under it.

  21. yanksrule57 January 12th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Rather than laugh at the Mets’ pitiful attempt to commemorate their new stadium, I would instead like to say how much I like the Yankees patch. Simple, elegant. It will look very nice on my wall next to the framed patch I have from last year commemorating the final season of the old stadium.

  22. Jack Bauer January 12th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Who is going to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at the New Yankee Stadium?

    Yogi?
    Larsen?
    Reggie?
    Paulie?
    Hal?

    Hope Bob Shepperd will be working the PA.

  23. yanksrule57 January 12th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    ham fighters,

    I read this morning that it is against MLB rules to put any corporate names on unifoms.

    Not so in Japan, neh?

  24. Noreaster January 12th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Gotta go with Yogi Jack…

  25. pat January 12th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I read a story about the Mets patch last week. MLB does not allow corporate sponsor names to appear on players uniforms therefore they can’t have Citi-Field anywhere represented but they do have a logo similiar to the Yankees that is being used on merchandise available for sale.

  26. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    george

  27. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Come on, now, people. The Mets patch could have looked worse. It could have been a picture of Mr. Met.

  28. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    i wonder if the mets players can vote a patch off thier uniforms….

  29. Propaghandi January 12th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Speaking of the Mets…

    My wife and I were looking up baby names the other day and we came across the name ‘Shea’. I laughed hysterically when she read the meaning of the name: “fairy fort or fairy castle”.

    Quite an apropos name methinks.

  30. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    i guess if the white sox had to wear the shorts, the mets are stuck…

    how about those houston rainbows?

  31. yanksrule57 January 12th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Pat,

    Yeah why didn’t they just take the Citi logo off the top of the other patch and put that on the uniform?
    At least that design looked like it was done by a professional designer.

  32. Rishi January 12th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Uniwatch discussed this horrendousness last week:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....ortCat=mlb

  33. saucY January 12th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    hmm… even the cubs didn’t put ‘wrigley’ on their all-star game patch…

    http://i17.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/d7/99/335e_1.JPG

  34. CB January 12th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    What’s happening over at the Star Ledger is really sad. Graziano and Price were both terrific.

    The past couple of weeks their coverage has been non-existant. All they do is get generic AP wire stories. No idea if they’ll have a reporter covering the club when the season starts.

    The other thing they’ve done over at their website is to basically make it a news story aggregation site.

    Instead of reporting real news the star ledger website (nj.com) now aggregates stories from around the web like a blog would. They don’t report any new information – they just gather things other are writing. This includes “stories” from sports blogs written by fans.

    It’s remarkable that a paper like the Star Ledger would now be “reporting” stories written by fans on their blogs. How times have changed.

    Graziano and price will be missed.

  35. rifalcon42 January 12th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    “ham fighters,

    I read this morning that it is against MLB rules to put any corporate names on unifoms.

    Not so in Japan, neh?”

    and i pray they keep it that way! hey jack bauer, you let me down last night so im hoping you torture some mofos tonight! lol

  36. Doreen January 12th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Wow – I knew Graziano was leaving, but for some reason didn’t hear about Ed Price. I suppose the Star Ledger is going to be relying on AP reports?

    They had a Lisa Kennelly doing some reporting. I wonder if she’ll still be around.

    Stinks. That’s my daily paper. The other local papers have awful sports coverage. Well, unless you’re the local high school.

    So, thanks for letting us know about Graziano’s blog. I’ll look forward to hopping over there.

    I can’t believe the Mets patch. It’s ugly and unimaginative. And except for the colors, generic.

    The Yankees, of course, have a really nice patch. I did see the logo on a t-shirt last week at the Yankees store on 42nd Street. I was just window shopping, though.

  37. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 12th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Not only are Price and Graziano out, but the fan blog there, “Pride of the Yankees”, which really was some excellent writing and aggregating of all of the news out there, has been down since December 30.

    Newspapers are in it real bad.

    I have a lot of friends that went to Syracuse’s Newhouse communications school-one of the best in the country-and none of them have full time, newspaper jobs yet.

    One has a job at a magazine; many of the others are pursuing different fields or giving up and applying to grad school.

    It’s bad out there.

  38. Bronx Jeers January 12th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    “Big League Stew over at Yahoo has a post about Joba’s new beard. While ‘duk is hoping the Yankees will let him keep it, there’s no chance.”

    IMO it’s time to let the no-beards tradition pass on. It’s silly.

  39. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    The Mets should ask for a refund. Even this http://farm4.static.flickr.com.....7ba0_o.png Is awful!

  40. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    pat
    January 12th, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    I read a story about the Mets patch last week. MLB does not allow corporate sponsor names to appear on players uniforms therefore they can’t have Citi-Field anywhere represented but they do have a logo similiar to the Yankees that is being used on merchandise available for sale.

    ————————————————————

    Logos aren’t even permitted on minor league uniforms in organized baseball (profesional). This isn’t the case with independent leagues. Minor league advertising is great, though. You’ll see just about everything. The linked story mentioned a funeral home in Hagerstown giving away a prepaid funeral.

    http://articles.latimes.com/20.....p-minors25

  41. Boogie Down January 12th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    C’mon…….this cant be real. Seriously??? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    Why even put a patch on if youre going to something as DUMB and BLAND as that Mets??? Too Funny.

  42. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I wonder how the Bergen Record will be affected. They are owned by the same people correct?

  43. Carl January 12th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    In fairness to the Mets, MLB won’t let them put the CitiField logo on the patch because of the rule barring corporate advertising on uniforms—but you’re telling me they couldn’t even put a picture of the stadium on there? Ouch.

  44. rbj January 12th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Pete, it took me sometime before I realized you were not joking with that Mets patch. How about $500 to a newly minted design school graduate. That person could have done something better.

  45. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 12th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    GB: And _this_ is why you don’t sell out your Stadium naming rights!

  46. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    A question that perhaps PA could answer. If papers continue to fold (no pun intended, of course) what happens to the beat writers. They have to cover a major league team for ten years to be qualified to vote on HOF and awards. Will they keep their accreditation if they switch over to electronic media and blogs?

  47. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    This is the citi field logo

    http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/58188

  48. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 12th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    jennifer: I’m not sure what will happen with the Record.

    I know their best sportswriters also write for ESPN.com, so hopefully they won’t be hurting too bad.

  49. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    How difficult would it have been to take the main enterance of the stadium write Mets on top, and inaugraial season 2007 below. See not that difficult and I wouldn’t have charged 500,000 or what ever those crooks charged the Mets.

  50. Al from BK January 12th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Leave it to the Mets to come up with a boring commemorative patch. Also wha happened to the Giants? Even as a Jets fan I was pulling for them.

  51. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Staying to write the story
    January 12th, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    GB: And this is why you don’t sell out your Stadium naming rights!

    ————————————————————

    Just think of the slogans that come to mind, though.

    “Come out this weekend and help the Yankees and LoHud Funeral Parlor bury the Red Sox.”

  52. Bronx Jeers January 12th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    The Yanks patch reminds me of the USS Arizona Memorial.

  53. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Giants loss still stings trust me it does :( January 12th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    “Come on, now, people. The Mets patch could have looked worse. It could have been a picture of Mr. Met.”

    What’s your beef w/ Mr. Met tough guy !

    http://i44.tinypic.com/20iwaw6.jpg

  54. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 12th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    GB: Haha, you have a point there, but with the state of newspapers as is (see: This thread), I’m not sure they could afford the naming rights!

  55. Bob January 12th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Rice in to the Hall of fame in 2 minutes…….

  56. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Giants loss still stings trust me it does :(
    January 12th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    “Come on, now, people. The Mets patch could have looked worse. It could have been a picture of Mr. Met.”

    What’s your beef w/ Mr. Met tough guy !

    http://i44.tinypic.com/20iwaw6.jpg

    ————————————————————

    Because he looks like he just found out that Mrs. Met has been sneaking around with the worm in the center field appple.

    Speaking of which, I heard that they were taking that idiotic apple to the new park. Is that true?

  57. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    This is a comment from the espn article. Still there is no excuse for the god awful design they put on the jerseys for sale in citi field. I also guess the Mets should have read the fine print in the contract. :lol: And the Mets wonder why they are the laughing stock they are.

    Paul,

    The both the citifield logo and the inaugural patch were designed by Citigroup’s marketing team. The Mets unfortunately had no say in the matter. That is why the logo for stadium merchandise is different than the sleeve patches.

  58. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    im mourning my giants today. thats the way the nfl is, who the best team is changes constantly. put last postseason and this regular season together and you have a full season of being the best team in the league. and this right after knocking off the team of the century in the SB.

    im proud of the team but sorry they didnt have it yesterday. eli was terrible, but you have to give him a pass after last PS.

    what kills me is that the gmen and the eagles have fought it out for divisional and conference supremacy for years now and come august all we’ll hear about again is that the cowboys are going to the super bowl.

  59. S.o.S. January 12th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I seriously thought it was a joke Pete. Iv seen better patches on little league uniforms. Were they being charged per letter and wanted to save money? As someone mentioned earlier, it looks like the dominoes emblum. Maybe they can cut a deal with dominoes and have enough to pay for the extra letters missing.

  60. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 12th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    GB,

    Yes.

  61. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Staying to write the story
    January 12th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    GB: Haha, you have a point there, but with the state of newspapers as is (see: This thread), I’m not sure they could afford the naming rights!

    ————————————————————

    Are you kidding? Have you seen what it costs to bury somebody? They just get an advertiser from a retirement town in Arizona or Florida.

  62. gdamac January 12th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Yeah, a unique $200 collectible. With the ticket prices tripling they should give the things away.

  63. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 12th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I hope David Cone gets some consideration for the HOF. Wasn’t he the leader of the 95 strike for the Players Union?

  64. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    man, 130 steals in one season is unbelievable

  65. S.o.S. January 12th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I just want to add that up graded lettering must have cost extra as well.

  66. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 12th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    “man, 130 steals in one season is unbelievable”

    heck yeah. he’s the Flash. DC comics should be paying Ricky Henderson for his speed. lol

  67. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    im willing to bet that the dominoes patch doesnt actually make it onto the unis. even the mets will catch themselves and switch to the other logo w/o the citi field name.

  68. Jeet Skeet January 12th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    ham fighters…i dont think saying eli was terrible is not entirely fair. Kevin Gilbride on the other hand deserves all the blame for the putrid offensive performance. He should be fired immediately. worst play calling i have ever seen.

  69. Michael Kay's head January 12th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The Mets were going to draw in Mr. Met on the patch – but Michael Kay wouldn’t sit still while posing.

  70. pat January 12th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    ESPN is reporting that a Grand Jury has been convened to determine if Clemens should be indicted and Andy could be called to provide testimony. Wonder if the Yankees have factored that in their decision of whether Andy returns or not?

  71. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    henderson was the most exciting player i can remember. u always knew when he was coming up and you watched him every pitch when he was on base.

    people dont realize how important the runs record is. its a flawed stat but true at its core. you win by scoring more runs than the other team. rickey scored more runs than anybody ever.

    anybody who left him off thier ballot doesnt deserve a ballot.

  72. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Pat- I thought about that last week. What happens if he has to testify? He could miss a week or more of the season. Since talks are still supposedly on, Pete should call Cash and asked him how the team planned to handle the situation should it arise.

  73. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    jack, calm down, gilbride called the PS games last year and was brilliant. and eli was terrible, sorry.

  74. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    the Giants’ loss saddens me so much I can barely even discuss it yet, but I agree the play calling was horrific. Should have pounded them with Jacobs the majority of the game. He was not used near enough.

    it’s amazing when you think about the great games that Gilbride called in last year’s playoffs. what went wrong that he was unable to do so this time around? sigh.

  75. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 12th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    “anybody who left him off thier ballot doesnt deserve a ballot.”

    yeah like that idiot, Corky Simpson. :evil:

  76. Bronx Jeers January 12th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    ” even the mets will catch themselves and switch to the other logo w/o the citi field name.”

    But that’s exactly what that logo is.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....D-LOGO.jpg

  77. S.o.S. January 12th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    “what went wrong that he was unable to do so this time around? ”

    One word. Plaxico.

  78. gayle January 12th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I will say it once again MLB Network totally rocks!!

    They really have picked some really good analysts as well as former players to contribute. If it is like this in the off season I can only imagine how good it will be during the season.

  79. Al from BK January 12th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong here Giants fans. Aren’t Jacobs AND Ward free agents after this year? You can only franchise one hopefully ownership gets Big B signed.

  80. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Ed – American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!!
    January 12th, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    “anybody who left him off thier ballot doesnt deserve a ballot.”

    yeah like that idiot, Corky Simpson.

    ————————————————————

    Sports writers have never been accused of being overly intelligent. 4 left Ty Cobb off the list and 11 left Babe Ruth off. There are a lot of really ignorant writers.

  81. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    amen, ham fighters. Not only that, but his ability to take a walk was amazing. Unparalleled when coupled with his speed. Drove pitchers absolutely insane at the plate and it got even worse when he inevitably got on base. My apologies if this has already been posted, but heres an interesting Joe Posnanski blog on how Henderson was the best walker of all time:
    http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlo.....e-so-fine/

    796 career walks to lead off an inning….unbelievable.

  82. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    man that citi field version is even worse. no i mean the one with the stadium drawing on it. they will cut off the citi field from the top and put that on thier uni’s id bet. even if citi has the rights, they’re not in position to take the PR hit making the team wear thier terrible design would bring them.

    watch for the other patch by opening day.

  83. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 12th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Al,

    affirmative. Jacobs and Ward will be FA.

  84. darkmoonfire January 12th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Mr Met is scary.

    Imagine the following movie scene…

    INT. TUNNELS UNDER SHEA. NIGHT.

    A small child wanders in the shadowy corridor. He is lost.

    Scuffling noises.

    The child looks around, but nothing is there.

    The faint echoing sound of an organ playing “Take me out to the Ball Game.”

    The child stops in his tracks.

    A large round-headed shadow slowly moves along the corridor wall towards the child.

    An echoing menacing voice begins to sing…

    MR MET.
    … bring me some peanuts and cra-cker-JACK!

    See! He’s scary.

  85. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    true SoS, Plaxico (that #@%$^&) keeps defenses honest in a way Hixon doesn’t, but still there were way too many times he used Ward that he should have used Jacobs imo. Jacobs is definitely the Giants’ top priority to be retained. Hopefully between that and Osi coming back to help keep the d-line fresh, the G-Men can return to greatness next season.

  86. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 12th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    GB,

    did you catch my post yesterday about the Nationals would trade prospects like Jordan Zimmerman for Nady and Swisher? they must be really that desperate.

  87. S.o.S. January 12th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    The citi field patch is worse than the dominoes one. Time to change sponsors.

  88. Mike R January 12th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    It’s painfully obvious that the Giants need a playmaking WR this offseason.

    Losing Plaxico was a huge blow. Although Hixon showed up big for a few games, it’s not fair to ask him to replace Plax’s productivity.

    Given the fact that I live in Philly, this loss is extra painful.

  89. Russell NY January 12th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    “does the stadium have anything unique to it that they could use (similar to the yankee facade) ? ”

    First of all it’s not a stadium, it’s a field. So their patch should be a giant bush. Resembling that of Jose Reyes.

  90. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    henderson would put fear into the heads of RH pitchers when he was on 3rd in his prime. sometimes he’d take an outragrously large lead and the pitcher would hold the ball and finally break and reset, sometimes over and over afraid to pitch. other times, he’d barely take a step off the bag but would suddenly lunge down the line during the delivery and completly distract the pitcher.

    lefties had it much easier after he stole 2nd b/c he was out of sight during the delivery.

    henderson was one guy you would pay to see anytime.

  91. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    That stat compiler arguement is stupid. It’s as stupid as saying that a player didn’t play long enough to be voted in and didn’t compile enough stats. You won’t find one player from the ’80s that doesn’t agree that Mattingly was the top offensive player during that half of his career. You can’t have it both ways. Dizzy Dean played in parts of ten seasons and gets in, based on 2 seasons.

  92. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    mike i live in n.e. philly. my friends are all gonna get even this year. oh well.

  93. Trevor January 12th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Ha ha leave it to Mets to come up with something gimmicky. I guess that what happens when you sell the naming rights. That patch looks more like a an advertisement logo.

  94. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Giants loss still stings trust me it does :( January 12th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    1. The Giants will not lose Brandon Jacobs.

    2. Gilbride playcalling sucks

    3. Eli’s arm didn’t believe in the spiral.

    4. Eli better watch out Andre Woodson is on the practice squad and that boy can throw.

    5. Adios Plax ! we’ll miss ya Ward.

  95. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “That stat compiler arguement is stupid. It’s as stupid as saying that a player didn’t play long enough to be voted in and didn’t compile enough stats.”

    It’s as stupid as saying Koufax shouldn’t be in the Hall because his prime wasnt long enough.

    I already heard one mental midget use the stat compiler garbage w/r/t Rickey…..sometimes I rue the fact that stupidity isnt painful.

  96. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    hey! it’s Mr. Coffee!

  97. E-Man January 12th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I’ve seen that Yankees patch before and said it was horrible looking… I didn’t think it could get much worse than that.. That Mets patch proved that thought wrong. What are these teams thinking?

  98. jennifer January 12th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    In the comments of the espn article someone pointed out it is in the shape of a credit card. Maybe a little subliminal advertising??

  99. Bob(The Original) January 12th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    HOF Time…….

    PLEASE NO RICE!!!!!!

  100. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Brandon, what do you think the Giants will end up doing at WR? Obviously we’ve seen the last of Plax but I cant see them just standing pat with Hixon as the starter. I would love to see them trade for a Calvin Johnson but I’m sure I wouldnt be interested in the price theyd have to pay.

  101. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    go Blyleven!!

  102. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 12th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    no Tim Raines? booo…

  103. Fran January 12th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    There is an article in today’s post that Citi Field is rusting in the front. The building has not even opened yet and it is leaking and rusting in front. Maybe it’s better that they don’t put the name on the patch!

  104. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Rice must have added some big stats to his ledger over the last 15 years. Done quietly, obviously.

  105. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    laughing @ andre wood….
    how many SB MVP’s he got?

  106. Trevor January 12th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I would like to take Joe Flacco’s arm and put it on Eli’s body. He has what you would call a rocket for an arm.

  107. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    congrats to Rickey the G.O.A.T. !!!

    lol @ Rice. i guess gammons finally cried hard enough and written enough angry missives against Rob Neyer. poor Blyleven!!!

  108. S.o.S. January 12th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Brandon,
    I heard yesterday that they would consider bringing Plax back? Have you heard anything about that?

    So my Colts Dungy retiring. I wish they didnt already have his spot filled in house. Wouldnt mind us landing on a Cower or Shottenheimer.

  109. Bob(The Original) January 12th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Rice…what a joke.

    Stupid writers.

  110. Bob January 12th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Well Deserved Jim Rice Congrats!!

  111. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Giants loss still stings trust me it does :( January 12th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    BBB wouldn’t be surprised if they trade for one. They have pieces and picks. Either that or Jerry trade up and draft one. I mean how many Andre Johnsons and T.O.s can you find, this is Jerry’s next big move land a #1 WR.

    I think Hixon is the new more athletic Amani Toomer, Steve Smith is a great 3rd down WR. We need a #1 WR who’s physical enough to go up and get it and run routes.

  112. Al from BK January 12th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I can’t do the HOF discussion because then I get into the Pete Rose argument. If steroids users like Bonds/McGwire get in I will have a serious beef with the HOF and a couple hundred sportswriters.

  113. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    ok enough of these schlubs, where’s rickey b rickey?

  114. Trevor January 12th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Plaxico will be back. Hard to get a number 1 receiver.

  115. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    rickey’s probably playing hearts.

  116. S.o.S. January 12th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I believe OCHO CINCO is a free agent. Maybe he can fill Plaxico’s possition.

  117. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Giants loss still stings trust me it does :( January 12th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    “laughing @ andre wood….
    how many SB MVP’s he got?”

    Jerry Reese drafted him and has him working on his hitch, that’s the only reason he fell in the draft. I’m not dissing Eli but he will have problems when this kid starts getting use to NFL play. Watch his college videos and listen to scout talk about him, your talking about a QB who threw 40 TDs coming out of KY

  118. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    id love to see the g-men trade up and draft a playmaker like jeremy maclin of missouri

  119. GreenBeret7 January 12th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    How do players like Mo Vaughn, Jay Bell and Jesse Orosco get votes and Tim Raines only gets 22.6 percent of the votes?

  120. Todd January 12th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Mets should just put a Nicoderm patch on uniforms & make some $$$

  121. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    o and the gmen need to get a real kicker not somebody i went to school with.

  122. ham fighters January 12th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    im 49 and i look about 10 yrs younger than john carney.

  123. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Giants loss still stings trust me it does :( January 12th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    “o and the gmen need to get a real kicker not somebody i went to school with.”

    Who you went to school with..don’t say Andre

  124. BBB January 12th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    dont really follow NCAA-FB so the only college receiver entering the draft I really know of is Crabtree, but apparently his stock is pretty high. Maybe thats someone the Giants could trade up for, IDK where he’s projected to go tho and it may be too much of a reach. Also WR’s often take a few years to truly develop into no. 1′s in the NFL, but with the talent on the rest of the roster, I think the Giants should be looking to go for it right now.

  125. Jeet Skeet January 12th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Giants already have 3 of the first 61 picks in the draft..so that alone should get them some good talent. Trading up to get crabtree is a mistake. Dont get me wrong the kid has tremendous talent but he lacks break away speed, which is what the giants need. Kenny Britt WR out of Rutgers is a good target. Fat boy pierce needs to either get his ass back into shape or they should trade him. Jacobs is priority number one…Andre Woodson will never be as good as Eli. And Joe Flacco is not as good as he seems. He will make the occasional nice throw but his defense is carrying him ( see: Trent Dilfer)

  126. Mike McCann January 12th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    >>You have to love the Mets, the only team that would design a patch for their new stadium that doesn’t mention the stadium or show any images of it.

    Isn’t that protection against (a) Citi getting out of its contract as the naming sponsor due to corporate pressure; or (b) Citi being merged with or taken over by another bank (Wells Fargo? TD? BankAtlantic? IOU?).

  127. Mikey January 12th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Will each Yankee patch be embroidered in solid 24k gold? They may as well throw around all that money, it’s not like theres a bad financial situation going on in this country.

  128. Sal Cipriano January 12th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    The Yankee one is beautiful. Kudos to the designer. It exemplifies just what the Yanks are all about.

    The Mets one is a bland design. Some could argue it fits, but seriously, that is the best they could come up with? I do design work daily, and I can honestly say there couldn’t have been much thought to it, or maybe the designer wasn’t paid enough to care.

  129. Jersey City NYY January 12th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    “I wonder how the Bergen Record will be affected. They are owned by the same people correct?”

    The Record is a family-owned paper, and it does not have the same owner as the Ledger. However, I have friends who work at The Record and for the company’s other main paper, and they tell me things are pretty bleak there. That’s pretty much the story for newspapers across the board.

    As far as the patches go, they tell quite a story about the Yankees and Mets. I know that “off-the-field” things, such as ceremonies and commemorations are only important to a point, but the Mets screw up everything they can as an organization. They held their farewell to Shea after a crushing loss that ended their season, and now this.
    That is so bad it’s hilarious. Again, it’s a patch, it doesn’t matter at all in the scheme of things. But Met fans often moan about having to play second fiddle to the Yankees. They are not going to compete on the level of championships, though, so they should try to do the little things right. Everything they do is silly. They are such a Mickey Mouse organization, it’s sad.

  130. chris January 12th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    wow that is the patch, i thought i was looking at something wrong so i went to another site, to me it looks like a dominos logo, i thought it might might be a dominos football league logo or something, yikes new yorkers can’t come up with anything better than that

  131. alex January 12th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    uhh yea thats why the mets suck. they cant even come up with a nice patch for their stadium, let alone win the east. thats why im a philly fan. we have good patches and can win the world series.

  132. The Duke of Wellington January 12th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    It looks like the Domino’s Pizza logo. It’s nice, tacky, and cheap looking, just like the pizza.

  133. T-Tom January 12th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    WTF!!!
    How much cash did they spend for THIS generic p.o.s. patch!?
    A starving artist coulda done better for a hot bowl of noodle soup!

  134. mike January 12th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    what do you expect from a new yorker

  135. farmer January 12th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    it looks gay , welcome to the pitchers and catchers club

  136. Quincy January 12th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    mets suck who cares

  137. Marina January 12th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    wow makes me hungry 4 DOMINOES PIZZA lol jk its not that bad

  138. john January 12th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    its a patch, who the hell cares?

  139. Ethan January 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Does anyone remember how badly everyone responded to the Tampa Bay Rays when they redid their uniforms? It was (at that time) the big joke of MLB. How did they respond? By posting one of the all-time biggest turnarounds in baseball history (even making the Red Sox jealous). Start mocking the Mets and there may be fate ready to reemerge with another team blowing away the competition and this time making it all the way to the series.

    But yes, the patch is still rather terrible.

  140. LARedSoxFAN January 12th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Someone’s gettin fired. Classic New Yorkers choke on everything – even design.

  141. Scott from Pelham January 12th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    The patch sucks and I am a Met fan.
    My only hope is that Domino’s sues for trademark infringement.

    If you are wondering why I am posting it is because while I understand all the tears for Graziano & Price. Both did a great job.

    The guy who had Peter’s job before him John Delcos who was the Mets beat writer for this paper was laid off in the middle of last season with no notice. ( as were a number of other employees )

    At this time I have no idea if this paper is even going to have permanent beat writer for the Mets in 2009.

    I know you guys don’t care but it still stinks.

  142. yup. an o's fan January 12th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    yankees fans are an interesting bunch.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....-logo.html

    make some sense now, brainiacs.

  143. biff January 12th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    who really cares about an armpatch?

    you people need to spend your energy on something way more constructive.

  144. Matt M. January 13th, 2009 at 1:19 am

    you would think that the mets could have come up with a better design than that. or did they spend all of their money on a new stadium or signing nobodies in the off-season.

  145. Len January 13th, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Wow, the Met’s patch is sweet!!!

  146. Edward Wisniewski January 13th, 2009 at 3:37 am

    OMG!!! The sky is falling – we’re all gonna die!!!!

  147. james January 13th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    its a freakin patch…whats the big deal….so what the Mets are bad…so what…its not like the yankees are any better…biggest payroll in the MLB but yet they cant seem to get it done…i guess money cant buy everything

  148. MIKE January 13th, 2009 at 9:45 am

    WELL THE RED SOX WILL NOT HAVE A NEW PATCH SHOWING THE 2009 DATE. LET`S SEE WHO IS PLAYING IN O C T 2009.

  149. Roy January 13th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    You know if the media and others would focus on other teams as much as they do the New York teams it would be a much better league. Who cares about them, yea the patch looks dumb but really I don’t care. Oh and the spankees, boooooooooo. Lay off the drugs. :)

  150. Italian Sausage January 13th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Wow… as a New York fan of both teams, I can’t help to think that the Mets’ new uniform sleeve patch is the most abyssmal thing I’ve ever seen. What did they do?… get some minimalist artist from Germany to design it? Plus… it’s making me hungry for Papa John’s.
    They could have at least found some way to incoprate some aspect of the new stadium without mentioning the name. There hopefully will be something iconic about it, such as the facade at Yankee Stadium. It’s going to look like an updated Ebbett’s Field for god’s sake. They couldn’t find ANYTHING to show that?

  151. Billy Notnilc January 13th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Mets suck, Yankees suck, so it really doesn’t matter.

  152. ralph January 13th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Who really gives a rats!!!!

  153. seb January 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Pretty funny link on the new Mets Patch

    http://thesportshernia.typepad.....g-lab.html

  154. Chris S. January 13th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Hmm.. The only thing I can think of, is maybe they terminated the marketing position for the team in hopes of saving money for the payroll. There awesome way of competing with a half billion dollar payroll i suppose. haha. But seriously, maybe some upcoming big money acquistions in the near future? I would say thats the only feasible/acceptable excuse for that lame design. Maybe im completely wrong, maybe the owner hired a 6 year old to come up with it…who knows.

  155. daba January 13th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    i like how this ass says the yankees asked for public funding…um…didnt they put most of the money up front and dont the mets still dont know if citi group can afford the name rights?

  156. Vinny January 13th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    i cant see any mets fans suffer with such a MS Paintish logo, enjoy.

    http://i81.photobucket.com/alb.....ETTER2.jpg

  157. Amy January 13th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Sigh. As a Mets fan and a graphic designer this one is twice the horror.

  158. CrankyYankee January 13th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    The Mets are using the simple logo design to save money!Money which will be used to pay too much for a player to be named later…

  159. mario January 13th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    who the hell cares? is it gonna make play any better? worse? harder?. This is stupid news that has wasted everyones time including my idiotic self for even thinking this would be interesting.

  160. david in Texas January 13th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    give me five minutes on a computer and i’ll give you a better product …heck, i’ll even do it for just a pair of 1st base tickets when the Mets come to Texas.

    David from Texas

  161. tamika January 13th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    well not sure…not really a baseball fan….

  162. Rodney January 13th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Uh, you get a free Pizza if you come to the game wearing that patch? Or a free bowl of soup?

    I’ll have some naked lady tee’s

  163. drm January 13th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    The yankees will suck with the new logo too!

  164. drm January 13th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    the yankeess will still s uck

  165. NMW67 January 13th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Who cares about a logo???
    The Mets will win their division by 5 games or more….
    Will the Stankees win theirs by any??? Doubt it!!!
    Keep the focus on overspending on overrated players and, oh yea…… fashion.

  166. NMW67 January 13th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Hey check out cranky yankee…. Gee what a loser. Yea that’s right, they did it to save money(Wow!!!).
    And he has the nerve to talk about spending money unwisely on ball players? haha!!! Who u kidding dude??? The yankees are destroying the sport of baseball with their overspending antics to the point where they are a joke…
    Congrats!!! You now have the worst team money can buy!!!

    PS- 3rd place….enjoy 2009!!!

  167. Natural January 19th, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too…

  168. The Yankees Baseball Whisperer January 21st, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I resolved to not give in and buy all the new stadium patches, but I like this patch and I’ve decided to break my new years resolution… As for the mets patch, I agree, it sucks.

    Brit

  169. Ravens Flacco Authentic Jerseys March 23rd, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I really liked your blog with the Ravens mention! A Super Bowl maybe this year?!?

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