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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: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 7:24 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

I don't dig the shadow on the letters, especially the rainbow color on the M.  Could've left all the letters just white with a black outline and they would be pretty cool.  The rainbow M looks fitting on the orange hat and shirt, but it looks ridiculous on the white, grey and black uni's.  Why is only one M rainbow looking and the other just a lightly reddish shadow?  Stupid.  If they fix that first M, maybe they would have something.  At least they're trying to fit in with The U and the Dolphins.

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:42 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Oh please.  People of any sexual orientation will think those uniforms are ugly. 

Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:33 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Hmmmm....judging by the "rainbow" colors, they seem to be trying to get Miami fans pumped. Possibly because of the large gay population in the area. I by no means have an issue with this as I am friends with a couple individuals who are gay. Maybe I am reading into these colors a bit too much or maybe that colorful M onthe uniforms means I am on to something?

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:35 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Haters gonna hate...

Uniforms will look much better with Albert here....Reyes....Hanley...Stanton..


I see the stadium picking up my son every weekend. This place is amazing! Finally we have something near the city with public transportation to and from like every other park in the country. Metro rail..metro mover..Tri Rail..Bus..These are the things our old stadium had NONE of..This is Not a football stadium way out on the turnpike near the everglades. 

 Just like the Orange Bowl it will be packed... 
There just hating for the sake of it, just wait til next year when the Marlins are competing for the division or the wildcard, people can go ahead and hate on the logo..the uniform's... it won't really matter will it? As a fan of baseball all around, I am happy to see The Marlins have a new stadium and some more financial backing. It's been almost painful to watch them hover around 10 thousand fans a game. Even if they don't make a big splash with Pujols or Reyes, they will still be a competitive team. 

I like seeing different looks , and I like this look... Like i already said, it suits the area. If you have ever been to Florida, in particular is bold and full of life and color. 

Since: Aug 6, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:27 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms


Since: Nov 26, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:03 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Those very well be the worst Uni's ever

Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:16 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Maybe they should change the name of the team to the "Ducklings". These uni's are truly UGLY. I hope the designer of these "clown suits" has a real job. He/She couldn't make a living in the fashion industry. Showing up dressed in this rainbow costume in the new stadium, well it's like putting hamburger helper on fine china. Tell me this is a joke and the real uniforms will show up just before the season. I agree, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:11 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Freakin' terrible! Somebody should be fired for this mess.......god people are stupid.

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:00 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

They will just need a big mustache and overalls.. Super Mario!!

Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 3:23 pm

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Truly horrendous.  Make the Oregon Ducks uni's look good.  I thought the old ones were cool.  Shame. 

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