ESPN’s Page 2 published a list of the Top (Bottom?) 10 Lamest Sports Banners and the Mets rank in at No. 9.
9. New York Mets
Location: formerly Shea Stadium; currently Citi Field
Honors: 1999 wild-card status/NLDS victory
Lameness quotient: Very high. Largely because the banner shares space with two World Series pennants, which is like placing a sixer of wine coolers in the same cellar as a 1787 Chateau Lafite.
Fun fact(s): We wanted to use the infamous "Colorado Rockies 1995 Wild Card Champions" mural that used to adorn the Coors Field outfield wall, but couldn't find photographic evidence. Well played, Rockies!
Sadly, my Quinnipiac Bobcats come in at No. 7, too.