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Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Posted on: November 11, 2011 10:19 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2011 9:13 am
Marlins new uniforms

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Every step of the way it looked like the Marlins were poised to make some disastrous choices leading up to their announcement of new uniforms to coincide with the name change from Florida to Miami.

First it was the logo -- and that wasn't too good.

Then the hat -- another strike.

But you know what? Like David Freese, the Marlins delivered with two strikes. The final uniform is, dare I say, much better than the sum of its parts and actually, well, good.

No, it's not traditional and it's not the Yankees, Red Sox or Dodgers -- but it's not boring (looking at you Padres) or monumentally ugly (like the Mo Vaughn-era Angels or the original Rays). Nope, they're different and good -- or at least some of them are.

The actual colors are red-orange, blue and yellow.

The red-orange piping on the all white home set works well, actually giving a nice change of pace from the usual or even the overdone pinstripes. The plain gray road uni does seem to have something missing, which oddly, may be a splash of color.

I'm still not sure how the hat works on its own, or as a fan's symbol of his support. But in the context of the uniform, the black hat is fine. The team appeared to stick to just one hat -- the solid black number we'd seen before was used with all combinations of the uniform during Friday's unveiling. Some "leaked" mock-ups of the team's uniforms show all sorts of color combinations, but the black lid was worn with all the team's color combos. However, the store has this red-orange hat for sale and it's labeled as the road cap (and may help the road grays break their gray-ness):

Marlins new hat

One thing that is odd, is that the word "Miami" is on both the home and road uniforms. Usually the team name is on the home uniform and the city name on the road kit. WIth the change to Miami as the team's primary geographic locator. The red-orange alternate does have "Marlins" across the chest, while the black alternate sticks with "Miami" across the chest. I'm interested to see how often they're used, but I like the red-orange alternates much better than the black ones -- they're different, while just about every team (it seems) has a black jersey. That said, the white trim on the black road jersey looks nice.

Overall, the look fits Miami -- it's a little garish and something you won't find anywhere else, but that's how it should be. It's also not a throwback, which fits in with the futuristic looking ballpark. If the Marlins wore something more traditional while playing in the game's most forward-looking home it would be out of place. What they are wearing, for the most part, looks the part.

Of course, all that said, this monstrosity is still expected to be in center field. 

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Since: May 28, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2012 7:39 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

LOL, your a pansy lol, the colors do not represent the people like you suggest, they look like a womens softball team colors, pukie green, ice cream truck orange, (the blue is not too bad) So anyway the team is not called the "Miami myriad of nations", It is the "MIAMI MARLINS", thats a fish....hello, and the last time I checked a Marlin was not a "Rainbow Trout".....oh oh, maybe they should  change the team name to match your idea and call them the "Miami "Peoples of the rainbows" clown fish" lol

I think you may have designed them and thats why you r taking up for a "NOT SO MODERN" look.....more like the Astros back in the day, lol 

Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:55 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Worst logo the in history of MLB, They couldnt even create an original crappy logo, instead they stole their logo from Maroon 5

Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:51 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The Marlins just served you a turd and not only do you eat it but you tried to convince yourself its Filet Mignon and delicious. These logos,look and uniforms are horrible, the old colors and logos were much better. This is Jeffrey Lorias idea of art, not a legit look for a MLB team. Screw the myriad of nationalities of South Florida, NY and LA have just as ethnically diverse cities and you dont see them coming up with a rainbowbright uniform. Loria designed this himself ( quite pompous) and it fits the stereotype that everything in South Fla is Miami Vice, Palm Trees, South Beach and Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. This ownership is a joke and just follow one bad move with another.

Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:52 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Looking at the top photo, I see Ozzie refused to wear this new Marlins uniform.  I wonder how much will be added to the offers for Pujols and Reyes to get them to put on the second worst uniforms since the Colt 45s.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:36 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Gee.  How original.  They were able to work both the color blue and the color red into the new uni's -- just like 20 OTHER MLB teams.  The old uni's were much better -- quieter, classier.  The new hat is especially semi-atrocious.   I guess they were all out of those twirly helicopter things for the top of the cap at the Ugly Hat Sore.   

Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:23 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

well said.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:13 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

These uni's would look better if they follwed the '76 ChiSox patterns!!

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:18 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Oh, so now there 12 pages of Fashion Coordinators chiming in.  Feel free to expand your vocabulary from 'yuck'.  Stop watching Say Yes To The Dress and give Miami credit for taking a modern look.  The uni's are colorful and can easily represent the myriad of nationalities in the 954 and 305.  Throw in South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach and you see a pattern.  For those with sand in their eyes, not everything in life is pinstripes and Dodger blue.  Good colors, good ballpark, good trends.

Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:31 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

I must admit the jerseys look overbearing when seen alone, but when paired with the grey or white pants I think the overall look is good.  It is tough to make anything work with hunter orange as a main color.  Given they have challenged themselves with a questionable color selection, I think the total package looks good.  The hat as a standalone fan piece will take some getting use to!

Since: Jun 2, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 3:15 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The reason they have Miami on the home uniforms as well is because at all of their games, the other team has more fans present, so they might as well permanently be the away team.

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