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Here’s The Alleged Miami Marlins Logo That’s Actually Making People Talk About The Marlins

It seems that the Florida Marlins, in addition to becoming the Miami Marlins when they move into their new stadium next year, will do some re-branding on the logo (and presumably uniform) front as well. What you see above was recently tweeted by Marlins blogger Fish At Bat. It’s apparently legit, though another Marlins blogger is saying it’s this one. (Awfully close, which leaves me with little doubt this logo is essentially the real deal.) There’s been some strong (mostly negative) reaction, including from within the SportsGrid ranks. And so allow me to open myself up to potential ridicule and say: is this really so bad?

As a matter of fact, I actually like the one above better than the linked logo with the green/blue/orange color scheme. Yeah, I guess there’s a Miami Vice element to it, but the blue isn’t that neon. That combination of blue and orange with a limited amount of the yellow could, I think, produce something interesting uniform-wise (or just the Oklahoma City Thunder). And you know what? The color scheme in the other version presented could work, too, though I’d prefer to see the blue and green switched there.

Either way: not feeling the freakout, and if anything, like the boldness of these colors. Let me know what you think, dear readers, and maybe I just have horrible taste: I’d be thrilled if the Marlins went back to this for caps/helmets. (UPDATE: SportsGrid’s resident Floridian Tim Burke chimes in with, “I like it too. Even if it does look like Whataburger. Because I like Whataburger.” Hey, whatever works.)

  • http://tekavolver.blogspot.com Chris Banuchi

    It’s better than what they have!  That’s for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612785525 Joseph Dise

    One step closer to the Back to the Future prediction of Miami in the 2015 World Series.

  • Bill Adams

    Hmm. Not horrible, but hopefully they won’t take it the way of the old Astros rainbow uniforms. That would be some kinda ugly.

  • Anonymous

    Or, the Marlins could TOTALLY go in the retro Astros direction, thus ensuring strong strong support from hipster baseball fans. Which is like two people, but still.

  • Marlin Marlin

    Thats logo is freakin ugly! I cant believe that this is the best logo someone could come up with!! The worst part about it is the tacky colors, lets be realistic it looks like it came out of the 70′s and early 80′s. It reminds me of the “ZEBRA GUM” called fruit stripes, Its so “lame”, Yellow for the sun,orange for the state and blue for the ocean. Just because that represents south florida doesnt mean you have to put it on a logo. The stadium is so modern and the logo looks out dated. Whats with the “M” font? Out of all the fonts that are out there u choose the a plain one with no flair. I have never seen a baseball,football,basketball,hockey,soccer team uniform colors look so un-uniformed. Team owners and designers should look at the future and get real design and ask the fans what they think first, we aint as stupid as you may think. Don’t always believe the designers that they know whats best.

  • Pelu Maad

    OK…if you play for beer once a week.

  • Vladimir

    ‘Itsa me, Mario… I Mean, Marlin’

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