The New York Mets are making a subtle change to their scoreboard to make the 1969 Mets feel more at home in Citi Field.
Check out the old Shea Stadium scoreboard: pic.twitter.com/QZpYGTUmWd
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 28, 2019
The Mets will honor the 1969 World Series team in a 50-year anniversary that will take place from June 28 to June 30. The 1969 Mets were truly the “Amazin’ Mets” that fans still remember so fondly.
It’s unfortunate that the reunion is coinciding with one of the most maddening stretches in franchise history. The Mets are riding a five-game losing streak in which they held a lead in all five losses. The Metropolitans now sit at a season-worst eight games below .500.
The most frustrating part of the 2019 season is that the Mets have so much to be excited about. Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, and Jacob deGrom are all All-Star hopefuls. However, what was once a promising season is going down the drain because of a shoddy bullpen and a lack of accountability at the top.
The Mets are entering a critical point in time where selling at the trade deadline seems to make the most sense. The Mets welcome the first-place Atlanta Braves to Flushing for a three-game set. Another disappointing series could force general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s hand.
On the other hand, perhaps the 1969 Mets can bring some of their collective mojo to the 2019 Mets. Manager Mickey Callaway and his squad could use a miracle at this point.