Sharp-eyed Mets fans blew up the Internet Monday night after they noticed that the team's longtime skyline logo had been slightly altered on the team's social-media sites.
The squared-off top of the United Nations building on the far right had been replaced with the slanted rooftop of the building formerly owned by Citicorp — which pays the Mets $25 million annually for the naming rights to Citi Field.
Notice after 53 years the Mets changed their logo. That is the Citigroup building in place of the UN. pic.twitter.com/JdKkWEcTdM
— Ed Anderson (@AndersonEd27) September 16, 2014
The logo was eventually switched back to the correct version — the one that has remained virtually unchanged since 1961
A team spokesman said the Mets regretted the error and that the logo wasn't changed, but offered no real explanation for the Citi-inspired version.