Cap Marks New Era For Mets' 2006 Season
The world's largest inflatable Mets cap made its debut last week. The cap, size 61-1/4, 14 feet tall and 16 feet wide, was inflated on top of a water tower on a Manhattan building facing the Queensboro Bridge on March 30. Mr. Met, the animated symbol of the baseball team that makes its home at Queens' Shea Stadium, was in attendance.
New Era, the official maker of caps for Major League Baseball since 1994, created two Mets and two Yankees caps to kick off what they hope will be a new era in Major League Baseball. The caps will be prominently displayed at various locations so New York City baseball fans can enjoy seeing the colors of their respective teams. New Era will open its first flagship retail location in New York City in May and hopes to become a permanent fixture for fans of New York City sports teams.