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Despite gaffe, Mets say logo hasn't changed

The original and slightly altered Mets logos side

The original and slightly altered Mets logos side by side. Credit: Handout

What next? Mr. Met replaced by a blue-and-orange Ronald McDonald?

Twitter was abuzz Monday night when fans noticed that the Mets' skyline logo had been slightly altered on the team's social-media sites. The squared-off top of the iconic United Nations building on the far right had been replaced with the slanted edifice formerly owned by Citicorp, which pays the Mets $25 million annually for the naming rights to Citi Field.

That had fans screaming sellout, even though the Manhattan building is no longer associated with Citicorp. Before long, the logo was switched back to the correct version -- the one that has remained virtually unchanged in 53 years -- and the Mets' explanation was basically to regret the error.

A team spokesman said Monday that the logo hasn't changed, but refused to elaborate on the mysterious Citi-inspired version.

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