Uniforms of the day: The Mets, as you've never seen them

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The Mets are facing the Pirates on Saturday (GameTracker), and the two teams honored, respectively, the Brooklyn Royal Giants and Pittsburgh Crawfords. The Pirates looked like teams customarily do when paying uniformed tribute to long-ago Negro League clubs -- the pants were billowy, and the font was wonderfully spare. 

The Mets, though ... well, just have a look:

I'm certain I'm in the minority here, but I declare these to be excellent. No, I'd not want an MLB team to trot these out every day, but as one-offs go, they're pretty interesting and ... aggressively monochromatic. 

Of course, the Padres, Orioles and Indians of the 1970s think these are a little hushed and understated. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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