Move over Salt Potatoes, the Syracuse Chie — Syracuse Mets are getting another name change this summer!
The Mets are partnering with the New York State Fair for the one-game-only name change. They will take the field as the “Syracuse Butter Sculptures” for the game on July 13.
Players will wear special hats and jerseys that feature the Fair’s famous butter sculpture.
The whole game will be “Fair-themed,” and will have Fair food including Italian sausage sandwiches, fried dough, wine slushies and other fair inspired treats.
In addition, the first 1000 fans through the gates that night will receive a Scooch Butter Sculpture bobblehead.
The game starts at 7:05 p.m. against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the top affiliate of the New York Yankees, in CNY’s version of the Subway Series, the Interstate 81 Series.
Last season, the then-Syracuse Chiefs changed the team name to the "Salt Potatoes" for two games.