In the United States an incorporated area or group of areas having a population more than 50,000 is required to have a metropolitan planning organization in order to facilitate major infrastructure projects and to ensure financial solvency. Thus, a population of 50,000 or greater has been used as a de facto standard in the United States to define a metropolis.
3 game series vs Mets @ Miller Park
WP: Jon Niese (11 - 9)
LP: Michael Fiers (9 - 8)
|3 - 7 loss|
WP: Brandon Kintzler (2 - 0)
LP: Jenrry Mejia (0 - 1)
|9 - 6 win|
New York City has over 8 million people. New York is 160 times larger than a metropolis. When you think about it, Metropolitans is an underwhelming team name. Twelve Wisconsin cities could be the "Mets" if they had a baseball team, as of the 2010 census. Sheboygan is only a few hundred from being a thirteenth city.
The Mets shouldn't be called the Metropolitans. They should be called the "Hugeopolitans" or something. The Hugs for short.