Wilson, Parra out of step for nightcap

Updated: June 28, 2004, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- If the clothes make the man, the New York Mets were in trouble Sunday night.

Catcher Tom Wilson and reliever Jose Parra were forced to wear different jerseys than their teammates for the second game of a day-night doubleheader against the Yankees because the Mets didn't bring along the correct ones.

The Mets wore gray uniforms for the opener, an 8-1 loss. For the night game, they wore black jerseys with "New York" across the chest. Wilson and Parra wore jerseys in the night game that had "Mets" on it in script, a shirt used for home games.

Even after the game, Wilson was unaware he had been dressed differently.

"I had no idea," he said.


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