The Mets today announced that they have sold advertising space on their uniform sleeves to a local hospital. Insert all the obvious jokes about players going on the IL here.
No word yet on what the sleeve advertisement will look like, but the hospital’s logo is a red square, so that may provide a hint. I’ll update this post once the ad design goes public.
The sleeve ad will make its debut at the team’s home opener, which was originally scheduled for today but was postponed until tomorrow due to
the bullpen being maxed out after a rough series in Milwaukee rain in today’s weather forecast.
In addition to the uni advertisement, the team’s seventh-inning stretch will now be hospital-advertised as well.
The Mets are the eighth MLB team to whore out their uniform to an advertiser. The other seven, all of which announced their uni ads prior to the start of the season, are the Padres, Red Sox, D-backs, Angels, Astros, Reds, and Marlins. Several additional teams have said that they’re actively searching for a uni advertiser, so we’ll probably see more in-season announcements in the weeks and months to come.
Update: The patch has now been revealed, and it looks sooooo stupid:
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 6, 2023
They decided they had to use the entire allowable size — four inches by four inches — so they’re left with a ton of white space that makes the type look teeny-tiny. What a bunch of morons.