It was leaked a while back, but this logo becomes the real deal at
7pm ET today
The official unveiling doesn’t happen until 7pm ET, long after the sun has gone down, but in Miami, expect there to be orange sunshine coming from the Marlins.
Since early on, we’ve been saying that the rechristened Miami Marlins would be “rainbow-rrific”. In early summer I was treated to some of the earliest versions of the logo – the “fish and M” that you see here are official.
What wasn’t known was what the uniforms might look like, and whether Marlins owner Jeffery Loria might get his favorite color orange into the mix.
But, as the leaked image below shows, it’s as reported last week: get ready for a day-glo world in MLB.
As Emilio Bonifacio and Omar Infante show, the oranges will be alive and well in the new unis, although expect the day-glo to the right to likely be a weekend alternate offering.
To be honest, while some are saying it’s disgusting – a break with MLB’s traditional look – it harkens one back to Charlie Finley and the reaction to the green, gold, and white unis that the Athletics unveiled when they relocated to sunny Oakland from Kansas City. Now, its common place. They certainly give fans something to talk about. In that sense, it's good for the Marlins
Uni image h/t SoFlaMarlins.com
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