Mets Steve Cohen Apr 7, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets owner Steve Cohen on the field before the home opener against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen is a man of the people.

Not too long after announcing the team’s NewYork-Presbyterian Hopsital patch on the sleeve of the Mets’ jerseys, he said he didn’t like the color scheme. Why? Well, they reminded Cohen and Met fans alike of one of their biggest rivals.

“They’re Phillie colors… it should be more Met appropriate,” Cohen told’s Anthony DiComo before the home opener on Friday.

Cohen said he’s already reached an agreement with NewYork-Presbyterian to make those changes.

The patches are also quite prominent, taking over a huge portion of the sleeve. That part received plenty of backlash across social media.

The league requires the sizes of the patches to be 4-by-4 inches on either the left or right sleeve of the uniforms.

For the first time in MLB history, teams can sport sponsorship patches on their uniforms. The Houston Astros took advantage of the inaugural custom. A partnership with We Are Oxy.

The experimentation began with the league back in 2019 during the London Series when the New York Yankees faced the Boston Red Sox, Mitel was the helmet sponsor.

The patches must remain consistent for at least one year. MLB and the MLB Players Association must approve each patch for each team. However, the league won’t allow alcohol, betting, and media brands.


About Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jess is a baseball fan with Reno, Nev. roots residing in the Bay Area. She is the host of "Short and to the Point" and is also a broadcaster with the Oakland A's Radio Network. She previously worked for and NBC Sports Bay Area.