Tuesday Doubleheader means uniform confusion for Mets

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The Mets will play two games today. In the first they'll wear Jackie Robinson uniforms. In the second, they'll sport one of the most forgettable outfits in club history.

Thanks to Monday night's game in Denver being snowed out, the Mets will play a doubleheader today with one game starting at 3:10 ET and the next scheduled for 8:40 ET.

Dillon Gee will start against RHP Juan Nicasio in the first game, and the Mets just announced this morning that it will be Aaron Laffey and not Jeremy Hefner starting the nightcap. LHP Jeff Francis will be the starter for Colorado.

What makes the doubleheader particularly odd for the Mets, besides the strange start times dictated by Denver's time zone, is the strange uniforms they'll wear. The Mets and Rockies missed Jackie Robinson Day on Monday, so for the first game of the doubleheader, every player will wear a number 42 jersey.

At night, things will really get weird, as the Mets help the Rockies celebrate their 20th anniversary with throwback jerseys that date back to 1993. Adam Rubin has pictures.

Yes, the Mets will be wearing a "home" jersey on the road, while the Rockies wear a gray "road" jersey at home. This is because the first regular season game in Rockies history was a 3-0 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium on April 5, 1993.

Although the Mets wearing their 1993 jersey is really about honoring the Rockies, I can't help but point out that this is the second year in a row in which the Mets have worn a less-than-stellar former uniform in an opponent's park.

Last season the Mets wore 1989 throwbacks in San Diego, which are cool because of the racing stripes, but obviously inferior to the script 1987 version.

Today, the Mets are wearing a 1993 outfit that features a weird underlined script logo. The present version of the "Mets" script has been on the uniforms in some form for every season except for 1993 and 1994, when the team wore the underlined script. I don't have to tell you that the Mets were an awful team while playing in these jerseys, but like I said, today is about Colorado. I 'd just like to see the Mets make up for it sometime by bringing back a uniform from a pennant-winning season. Doesn't seem like too much trouble.

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