The San Diego Padres have a long standing tradition of honoring members of our armed forces and it’s something the New York Mets plan to do for the 2014 season as well.
According to Mets.com, the team unveiled new a camouflage jersey which they will wear during Monday home games
It’s more than just a new look though as the team plans to honor current and past members of the military. According to the press release, the Mets will provide complimentary tickets to active and retired military members and will allow them to bring up to three additional guests, free of cost.
On the field, Mets players will wear a new camouflage jersey for every Monday night home game at Citi Field starting April 21 (photo attached and below). During each Military Monday (April 21, July 7, July 28, September 8, September 15) a Mets player will present the “Veteran of the Game” with a team autographed camouflage jersey.
U.S. Military personnel with active or retired military identification will receive complimentary tickets to Monday night games for themselves and up to three guests. For the remaining games outside of Military Mondays, the Mets will continue to provide active military personnel with complimentary admission.
Military members will also receive a discount at the team store.
Very cool of the Mets to do this – hopefully fellow teams continue the trend as the season goes along.
Topics: New York Mets