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Other inventive patches found in Mets brainstorming lab

The 2009 baseball season will be particularly special in New York this spring, with new stadiums opening up in both Queens and the Bronx.  With that, of course, comes an unfathomable amount of various promotions and commemorative items, among them being the uniform patch players will wear on their sleeves.

Well, this is the Met's version of that patch.  Seriously, this is what players on the New York Mets will be flaunting on their abundance of different uniform combinations this season:


Soooo, ever interested in how they came up with such a winner, our crafty resources were able to get their hands on some of the concepts the Mets whipped up before ultimately netting out with the victory you see above.  In no particular order…



















Update:  For those of you that love the patch design, get ready to be disappointed, it's just far too subtle:



  1. Gerrard Sir Hornypants

    January 13, 2009 at 12:11 am

    currently stitching my own “Stick Hot Ball & Stuff” patch

  2. Von Kaiser

    January 13, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I want mine to say “HOLA”. Or “LEAGUE 1”.

  3. Stonehands

    January 13, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I’d like my patch to list the things in Kramer’s apartment.

  4. Bones

    January 13, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Who care? Nobody wants to see the Mets anyways!

    If they wanted a new park, the should have tried Guadalupe Mountain National Park (look it up)

  5. jpsartrean

    January 13, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I’d prefer:

    Chico Esquela Lives – 2009


    Baseball: berry, berry good – 2009

  6. stucco

    January 13, 2009 at 5:23 am

    that is..besa baroo belly belly gyood


    January 13, 2009 at 5:59 am

    maybe they need to put it out to bid to the fans. I’m sure they could come up with something better than this!

  8. Upstate Underdog

    January 13, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I would have added “new field 2009” to go with the “new season” patch.

  9. Muia Marcel

    January 13, 2009 at 8:27 am

    You should design a program for “Making Your Own Mets Sleeve Patch” and put it online.

  10. Geddy

    January 13, 2009 at 8:50 am

    New patch should have read – “Shea What?”

  11. Ricky - Sixers4guidos

    January 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

    amazing creativity, that must come after months of brainstorming at the highest level. I’ve heard Dolce & Gabbana, Renzo Piano and Philippe Starck were involved in the process.

    can someone give me the name of the “stylist” and his email, and I’ll contact Sixers asking to hire them

  12. D

    January 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I think they should use them all. Put them each in random places on the jersey. They could be indivdually designed so no two uniforms are the same.

  13. Lou Pinella

    January 13, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Should be rainbow colored. Mets = hte ghey.

  14. PennyFabricArrt

    January 13, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Ha! That’s too funny.

    How about: “Your Logo Here”

  15. j

    January 13, 2009 at 9:19 am

    the patch can’t be any dumber than thier name METS! what the hell is a MET anyway !?

  16. Alan

    January 13, 2009 at 9:25 am

    How about “Mets: Philly Fodder 2009”

  17. ccerne1

    January 13, 2009 at 9:30 am

    It short for Metropolitans

  18. jaime

    January 13, 2009 at 9:36 am

    giddy up!

  19. kevin

    January 13, 2009 at 9:40 am


  20. Tony from Brooklyn

    January 13, 2009 at 9:42 am

    What about “Shea: Forget-About-It!

  21. Robin

    January 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Maybe they should all just get tattoos, then maybe someone would give a crap!!! LOL

  22. Doug

    January 13, 2009 at 9:54 am

    The Keith Hernandez Patch is a keeper!

  23. Eddie S.

    January 13, 2009 at 9:54 am


  24. wishingitwas86

    January 13, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Are U serious? What the hell is a Met anyway? 1st you must not be from NY. 2nd You definately don’t know your sports! 3rd I bet that you don’t even know what metropolitan means! So I would say that your IQ and comments on this blog are as stupid and lame as this new patch.


  25. wishingitwas86

    January 13, 2009 at 9:59 am

    the above reply is for this J character below.

  26. Willie Mays

    January 13, 2009 at 10:20 am

    you mean “Shea Hey!”

  27. dw

    January 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Hilarious! I love the Stick Hit Ball & Stuff!

  28. The Fan

    January 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    How about… “The Other NY Team”

    Not to be confused with, The other white meat.

  29. Mark

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 am

    How about “Baby on Board”

  30. Chris

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I would have like to see; “Hi, my name is…”

  31. Kevin

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 am

    How about Stick Mets Ball

  32. archangel

    January 13, 2009 at 10:55 am

    who really cares what kind of patch they have. does anybody really have any money to go and watch a game anyway? in this economy I don’t know of anyone with any extra cash who can afford to go and watch a ball game let alone afford to feed thier family!

  33. Chitown74

    January 13, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I like “2009: Eh, Blow it outcha Aahhss!”

  34. Pat

    January 13, 2009 at 11:07 am

    How ’bout – Anyone know the Heimlich?

  35. Jeremy

    January 13, 2009 at 11:15 am

    if only we could get a Strawberry patch for the 2nd half of the season! lol

  36. jnr98

    January 13, 2009 at 11:15 am

    “contains baseball like substance”

  37. Steve

    January 13, 2009 at 11:44 am

    How about:

    Better Bullpen 2009
    We only play 8 innings here
    3’s a charm
    We won’t choke this year

  38. jj

    January 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

    hilarious. this one is the best. well done.

  39. Rick

    January 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Just leave it blank. That way it keeps the theme of no creativity, no interest, no caring, no ability to have any sense of anything alive in the hearts and minds of the players and fan of what one can only assume is meant to be baseball?

    You could put this patch on anything:
    Pizza box of course, pick your sport jersey, obama’s lapel, a tree, whatever…

    the only APPROPRIATE location to mount this is in a graphic design class as an example of what NOT to do!

  40. kevin

    January 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    how about “To Be Determined” haha

  41. Cardsfan

    January 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    How about this…2009, at least it isn’t 2008.

  42. Don Shepherdson

    January 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Looks like the Mets will be keeping their players and fans in stitches again this season!

  43. tamtam

    January 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    haaa! thats funny! the mets are officially the lamest team in baseball!

  44. recruiter

    January 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Or “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law”

  45. duh

    January 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    How about “Worst beatdown for NY since 9/11”.

  46. Jay

    January 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    More goodness

  47. Jay

    January 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

  48. JJ

    January 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm


  49. Actaylo

    January 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    A Met, or Metropolitan, is a half man half baseball. It has the body of a man and an over-sized baseball head.

  50. Raised Air Bed

    January 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    maybe a patch that just says “CHOKE”

  51. Ed k

    January 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I am torn between the “Stick Hit Ball and Stuff” and Keith’s head ,,,, hummmmmmmmm – OK – Keith’s out – needed a Marlboro sticking out from under the stach to be authentic!
    Great job – funny stuff!

  52. nynation

    January 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    They need to do a patch with a white flag on it for the last week of the season.

  53. Harold

    January 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    what a waste of my time

  54. Jeff

    January 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    “Basic Uniform Patch 09”

  55. BrianL

    January 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    If I wear this patch will it help me quite smoking?

  56. Glenn

    January 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    how about:

    “Our real patch is in the shop”

  57. Richard

    January 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    well it looks like the METS ran out of money for this thing they call a patch.

  58. bostonfan

    January 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    should’ve said “new field, same result 2009” now that woulda been hilarious

  59. David

    January 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Very funny! I love the last two.

  60. Tsukimoon

    January 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Yeah, I’m a major Mets fan but that logo sucks worse than the way they lost last season. Why don’t they put “Another Flop: 2009”. It’d make a lot more sense considering this year looks to be as grim as last year for them.

  61. Bolt_1

    January 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    WHO CARES! !

  62. Craig

    January 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    and it can’t swing a bat or throw a ball

  63. Stonehands

    January 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Possibly, but it will definitely help you stop winning.

  64. RJBob

    January 13, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Who designed this? The Governor of NY? You’d think the team could pony up a few thousand bucks to hire a designer who’s not a complete hack.

  65. Jorge

    January 13, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hey it’s better than the Cleveland Browns logo!

  66. Alex

    January 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm


  67. makeit3since18

    January 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Now that’s funny!

  68. Pete & Barbara Mele/ McAlpine

    January 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    that keith hernandez patch is hilarious!

  69. Carls Bad

    January 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    but then they would have some real competition from the Midland Rockhounds….
    they better stay put!

  70. Wonder Woman

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Good One Geddy!
    Shea What? lololololol! OMG that’s hilarious! That’s a keeper!

  71. Wonder Woman

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I got one… “Shea Butter”

  72. leelee

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    this killed me, hilarious!
    good job-

  73. HyeHustle

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Metropolitans you Moron…

    This must be some kind of a joke. I wonder how much they paid to get that “thing” designed… lol.. And who approved it?

  74. D

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    the mets gear is only worn by down syndrome kids anyways.
    blue and orange satin jackets on corky’s nationwide.

  75. rtyrtsgg rgrghrth

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm


  76. HyeHustle

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    All of you hating on the Mets should be slamming the Yanks. For a team with a salary like that, the Yanks didn’t even make the playoffs… hahaha… The Yanks are a joke. A-Rod doesn’t care about anything but the money. The only player on the team I like is Jeter. He needs to get over to the Blue Jays.

  77. rtyrtsgg rgrghrth

    January 13, 2009 at 5:09 pm


  78. Dee

    January 13, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    mets gear is for down syndrome kids.
    blue and orange satin jackets are worn by these kids nationwide.

  79. rtyrtsgg rgrghrth

    January 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm


  80. Brett Saberhagen

    January 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    How about “We still suck, even in this new stadium”?

  81. Ueckerist

    January 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “Contents may contain runs, hits and/or errors”

  82. Ueckerist

    January 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    “Contents may contain runs, hits and/or errors”

  83. rugbuster

    January 13, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    wonder if they have different ones for home and away

  84. scotchrock

    January 13, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    You don’t know anybody who can afford to feed their family?

  85. Bob

    January 13, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    What a load of F-ing crap! Looks like a couple of idiots were eating Domino’s pizza trying to put there little minds together and come up with a fresh idea, then looked at the pizza box.
    And to think some moron or moronic commitee had to approve this. I could design a better patch while removing my appendix without anesthesia

  86. Rays_Fan_since_they_wore_green

    January 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Too funny….

  87. SM

    January 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Nothing says a new stadium like KH’s porn-stache!

  88. jl40

    January 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    “Thats what Shea Said”

  89. BH

    January 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    It should read: READY TO COLLAPSE AGAIN in the blue area
    (keeping 2009 in orange field)

    What’d their Graphic Designer have to do to get into Art School – open the door???

  90. Larry Taylor

    January 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Ad agencies by Wall Street. More Money for less product, what has driven Wall Street for years.

  91. Leinart

    January 13, 2009 at 9:41 pm


  92. Ulysses

    January 13, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Yes, We Can?

  93. M

    January 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm


  94. ding

    January 15, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    So whenever the economy’s bad, people can’t talk about anything but the economy. Hard times, indeed!

  95. Bob

    January 17, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Next question from “j” will be: what the hell is an A’s anyway !?

  96. gregsmash

    February 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    The old, “i before e” rule does not apply to the word “their”. It should just say “Wait ’till Next Year!”

  97. Taino48BX

    March 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I guess if the Mets can’t deliver in 5 minutes your warm beer will be FREE!, Hey its the economy, Obama, the Mets need a Bail-out of their patch.

  98. Taino48BX

    March 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you Rick, I teach a graphic arts design course and this is the best example of a RIP-OFF, just like AIG and CITIGROUP.

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