NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nothing to see here. Not anymore, anyhow.
The New York Mets have gone back to the tried-and-true official logo on their social media accounts after fans went a-Twitter over a short-lived change.
Some fans caught the understated edit to the logo’s skyline on Monday, noting the United Nations Headquarters was gone, replaced with the angular Citigroup Center. Citi, of course, owns the naming rights to the Mets’ home ballpark.
Complicating things: the building hasn’t been owned by Citigroup for some time. And according to Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch.com, the Mets uploaded the edited logo to Facebook nearly a year ago.
“So this logo has definitely been floating around for a while, although it’s not clear where or how or to what extent it’s been used,” Lukas wrote.
The Mets denied making any official alterations to their logo, but that didn’t stop fans from reacting harshly once the team reverted to its original avatar.
“Caught in the act,” one person wrote.
Another said: “Tried to pull a fast one and got caught…… Please just sell the team already.”
Others took it as an opportunity to comment on the state of the franchise as a whole.
“I like it, ” a fan wrote, “now just go and get a hitter that can actually hit and improve the middle part of the bullpen.”
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