NEW YORK -- Despite an altered logo appearing on the Mets' official Twitter and Facebook pages earlier this week, the team has not changed -- and has no plans to change -- a logo that has gone largely unaltered over the past 52 years.
Both the Mets' Twitter and Facebook pages earlier this week featured a logo with what appeared to be a silhouette of 601 Lexington Avenue, formerly known as the Citicorp Center, replacing the United Nations building on the right side of the logo. The Citicorp building features a distinctive slanted roof, versus the flat roof of the UN building.
On Tuesday morning, both accounts switched back to the team's standard logo featuring the UN building. Multiple Mets officials said they did not know how the altered image made its way onto social media, and that it was not representative of New York's past or future plans for the logo.
"The logo's never changed," a Mets spokesman said.
The Mets have given their logo small tweaks over the years, removing an interlocking "NY" from its left side and thickening some of the lines and buildings. But the actual shape of the logo itself, and the elements within it, have never changed.
During a press conference Tuesday at Citi Field, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said that any team altering its logo would need to go through the league office, and that the Mets have not approached him regarding that process.
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.