The Mets as underdogs? That's rich

Mets are not the Yankees, but do they have to pretend they're the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Updated: February 27, 2012, 9:37 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Orange T-shirts, with a blue "U" printed on the front to match the logo Underdog wore in the old television cartoon, were placed in every player's locker at New York Mets camp Monday.

Without explanation, they probably meant little. After all, 41-year-old Miguel Batista, the oldest player in camp, was all of 2 years old when the cartoon went off the air in 1973.

The T-shirts, conceived by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and endorsed by manager Terry ...

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