Mets' owner Steve Cohen announces black jerseys are returning

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David Wright Jose Reyes black jerseys 2011
David Wright Jose Reyes black jerseys 2011

The black jerseys are coming back.

Mets owner Steve Cohen announced that the Mets will be back in black for the first time since 2012.

"I can say with absolute certainty that the black jerseys are coming back. They'll come back for a few games this year at some point, and you'll be able to buy those jerseys at some point. I'll leave that to my marketing people. But the black jerseys are coming back," Cohen said on his live stream with Wayne Randazzo.

Cohen said sarcastically that it was the "most critical question" of the offseason. The owner knows he'll get some some mixed reviews.

"I'm sure that's going to create controversy tomorrow, probably right now. I can't wait to see what my Twitter feed looks like. ... I'm sure there will be a little bit on both sides," he said.

But Cohen knows the majority of the fan base wants them back, and he surely is listening.

"I think people want to celebrate -- another example of celebrating Mets history. The team performed well at that time, and people have fond memories of that, and I'm happy to accommodate the fans. Most of the fans want it, and the players want it. ... We have some designs that I want the players to be involved in picking out the right design."

The Mets wore black jerseys from 1998 to 2012, and played in the 2000 World Series with them on.

Pete Alonso, J.D. Davis, Marcus Stroman, and Dominic Smith all have shown support for bringing back the black jerseys.