11 November 2011
After a video montage of all the great moments the Florida Marlins have had since their inception, owner Jeffery Loria came to the stage in the new, self proclaimed 'coolest', ballpark and announced that the Marlins have now officially changed their name to the Miami Marlins. It was at that point that the Marlins unveiled their new colors, logos, and uniforms.
Loria said that they wanted something distinctly Miami, and no matter what you think of the logo you have to say it is Miami. The new colors are red-orange, yellow, and blue, and the Marlins new logo is in fact the one that was leaked six weeks ago. To keep with the whole distinct Miami trend the team will have 'Miami' across the front of three of their four uniform designs (home whites, road greys, alternate black) with the one exception being the red-orange alternate uniforms which will read 'Marlins'.
After the announcement the Marlins had Hanley Ramirez, Ricky Nolasco, Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez, Emilio Bonifacio, Logan Morriosn, and John Buck come out and do a little fashion show with the teams new uniforms, jackets, and batting helmets.
All and all it was a great event that was also really fast, lasting no longer than 15 minutes from the start of the video montage to the end of the fashion show.
While the Miami Marlins have made their first big stride as an organization their is still work to be done. The stadium still does not have all of its bell and whistles just yet, and of course the team that will play on the field is not quite put together. The Marlins have had Mark Buehrle vist on Tuesday, Jose Reyes on Wednesday, and today Albert Pujols was in town. While no word on how the meeting went, it is believed that the Marlins have made substantial offers to all three players.
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