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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
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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 MLB.com 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 16, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 10:04 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The Marlins have now been Blue Jay-ed, taking one of the nicest uniforms and logo in baseball to this monstrosity. Maybe they should have unveiled these after signing Pujols and Reyes?



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 10:01 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

They will look good if Pujols is wearing it....



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:42 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The fact that people even can what baseball uniforms look like is ridiculously funny. Every team can't have white with black pinstripes. Who cares whether the Marlins are wearing orange, or if the Padres are wearing brown and cheddar cheese? This isn't Project Runway. The only time uniform color matters is when two teams playing in the World Series both decide to wear white (or light grey) uniforms with red accents in the same game. That's kind of stupid.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:22 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Those new Orange hats are perfectly fine if you are:

1) Deer Hunting
2) Working on a road repair crew
3) Are a member of a prison work detail picking up roadside garbage

Anytime it would be needed...for safety's sake, of course! 



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:12 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

EPIC FAIL.




Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:12 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

If you've ever been to South Beach then you would know that Miami is unlike every city in the United States. The new Miami marlins unis certainly make them stand apart, in a gloria estefan sort of way.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 8:45 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

This is an AWFUL look for the "Florida" Marlins....oh wait, they are Miami now. Hmmmm...orange colors and Miami. Doesn't this strike you as a little familiar with a certain institution with Orange/Green colors? The school is known as the "U" but the schools location escapes me now.....oh yeah MIAMI!!! I think the team got hosed by the agency that came up with all this originality. They could have done better by breaking out the old Padres uniforms look with Green and Orange....Putrid. No worries, they will change the uniforms inside of five years because 1) fans overall will hate the look and 2) $$$$ need change look to sell more jerseys every few years.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 8:45 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms




Ugly as sin - every one of them including the hat. They are almost as bad as the old Marlins jersey



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 8:32 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The home ones are decent..the rest are horrible.



Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 8:27 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

orange hats, what r u thinking. bad, should have went with mango red. really bad guys!!!!!!!!!!


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