If You Believe David Samson, This Totally Isn’t the Marlins New LogoBy
After months of speculation and internet leaks and rumors and denials and other such nonsense, the Miami Marlins logo is set to unveil…
But, not until November 11, so, hey, there’s still time for one more set of leaked photos before the official release date! Which is good, because George Richards, who covers the Florida Panthers for The Miami Herald, spotted (and purchased!) that hat you see above in a store with a name that, according to Richards, “rhymes with ‘New Terra.’” (Modell’s?)
Word is, this may not be the finished product — the Marlins won’t unveil any of this stuff until Nov. 11 when the transition to Miami becomes official.
Could be the Marlins will have numerous hats; one is said to have the Montreal ‘M’ minus all the colors and the Dolphins Stadium fish.
Which is how, I suppose, David Samson can deny that the logo that originally leaked is the new logo of the Miami Marlins. Because there might be some variations, which would technically make Samson not the biggest liar in the world, although it certainly wouldn’t help his Marlins Daily Weasel Rating™, which, at the moment, is a lofty 92.7 out of 100.
The hat certainly looks official, though, unless some New Era employee is going to great lengths to troll a fan base that’s generally pretty apathetic in regards to its Major League Baseball franchise. But, hey, just in case you’re someone who does care, and you feel like that logo might be growing on you now that you’ve seen it on a real life product, there’s this:
Also heard the Marlins new uniforms are, to be nice, quite hideous.
Shocking, I know.
Could there be an all orange uniform for the Fish?
No, George, there’s nothing shocking about the team with the futuristic logo and gaudy home run contraption making another stupid decision in regards to jersey color. This is what we’ve come to expect. Maybe this organization knows how to evaluate talent (and I cannot emphasize that “maybe” enough), but when it comes to design, the billionaire art dealer keeps showing himself to be a typical billionaire art dealer, someone whose artistic sensibilities are tied directly to a price tag and the probability of someone noticing that particular piece of artwork. It’s sort of amazing that Jeffrey Loria doesn’t walk around the new Marlins ballpark with the Mona Lisa hanging from a 24k gold chain around his neck, while a neon arrow flashes from a sign above his head that reads, “LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!”
I’m actually surprised that the new logo isn’t more in-your-face.
But, what I think doesn’t matter. On November 11, 2011, the Miami Marlins will unveil something we’ve already seen – and maybe some things we won’t ever want to see again – and that will be that. We’ll have time to complain, but ultimately, what’s done will have been done. And when the season starts, much like the billionaire art dealer, our opinions of the artwork will be directly related to something, as well…
Winning. The cost of a corn dog.