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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: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:58 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

"Sanduskied" lol Penn St reference.They're a little retro like 1984 Miami Vice art deco colors.I like name change Miami Marlins,now lets get the Colts be the Indiana Colts and Angels back to the California Angels.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:54 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms


Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:50 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Those don't look like MLB uniforms.  They look more like tourist t-shirts.  The Marlins are really going to play major league baseball dressed like that?

Sorry, but Miami whiffed big-time with these new uni's.  Any free agent considering an offer from the Marlins might feel just a little less inclined to sign if they picture themselves wearing that.

Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:33 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Holy crap. Whoever designed these ...should be Sanduskied. 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:32 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The Marlins are going to need more than a new look and a new stadium for there lowly run down fans to watch them at all yet.

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:28 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

I can't believe you said that they are "good," especially after considering the "leaks" of the logo were bad!  The only thing that these uniforms have going for them is that they are unique.  That's for sure!  I have a feeling that there won't be any copycats.

To me, they look like they are sponsored by a cruise ship!

I wonder what crappy Miami souvenir shop Loria bought these from.  And he probably got a deep discount for buying them in bulk.

I'm tired of rich, corporate, white, fuddy-duddy owners trying to get artsy-fartsy with sports teams colors.  This is what has resulted in the Oklahoma City Thunder and now this monstrosity!

I am so glad that I am not a Marlins fan.  But being in DC, I still have to look at their crappy uniforms on a relative regular basis.

What was wrong with the teal?  Their old uniforms with the teal were unique enough!

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:26 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

...Just 1 simple question....are any of you posters , actually GUYS?????!!!...Go back to watching the View

Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:22 am
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Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:12 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Those uniforms are hideous but being the marlins it's probably all they could afford.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:07 am

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

HA GROSS. Those are disgusting. They get a new stadium. They're trying to get new players, and this will ruin all of it. Those are atrocious. Good luck getting Pujols, Reyes or Fielder. Those are an absolute deal breaker. HAHAHA

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