A Mets fan, presumably one who resides in or around a place called Flushing, New York, and who roots for a team that hasn’t finished with a record of over .500 in five years, thought it would be a good idea to spend his hard-earned plumbing money on a customized jersey (~$100*) commemorating the Phillies’ MLB-leading (now)10,424 losses. He also doesn’t remove the stickers from his New Era hats.
Our fashion editor Dan Fuller took the photo in New York this weekend and explained his subject thusly:
A Mets fan was wearing this awesome custom Phillies jersey. This is a commitment to hating the Phillies more than I’ve ever seen before. He had this super-custom jersey made only to wear when the Phillies play the Mets. It is beautiful, like if Michelangelo made his David out of garbage.
I’d say something like “troll jersey,” but “troll” gets overused… and the guy wearing it was actually very friendly.**
Although personalized jerseys are on my top five most awful things in sports list, may I recommend the following, if you are so inclined to waste your money on one:
This throwback commemorates the 2007 Mets. The color black, chosen because it seemed appropriate.
*At least. MLB’s website only allows you two digits for the number. This guy had outside help– five digits and a comma! That’s black market shit.
**Dan requested that being that the guy was friendly, I take it easy on him. So I did. I originally had him pegged as “out on work release.”