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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    When you've spent a night at Purdy Lounge and you're in the back of an Uber crossing the causeway everything looks like that.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    Even Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are drastically different. Miami Marlins is culturally appropriate with significant historical precedent. There is a significant group that grew up between 1965 and 1985 that grew up watching baseball games at Miami Stadium.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    The embroidery on that cap looks like something you get at a mall kiosk.
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    Report: Miami Marlins Getting New Logos for 2019

    I am very disappointed with what has leaked thus far. The marlin looks good, but the heavy use of black has me concerned. The fans have been clear on what their preference in. Someone said it looks like what New Yorkers think Miami is and it’s appropriate. I’ll withhold full judgment until the whole set is released. I’d like to believe in a perfect world this was a planned leaked to make last minute tweaks based on the reaction— which has been overwhelmingly negative down here.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    I think they will recolor the existing uniforms and change the primary logo. Hopefully they can take a look at that awful number typeface. But I am very excited that the era of orange is nearing its end. Perhaps a stop gap until a complete overhaul sometime in the future when the team is likely to contend again?
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    2019 MLB Changes

    I was told today the Marlins will be making some sort of uniform related announcement “after the World Series”.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    There has always been a black hole that inevitably sucks in the Marlins identity. Starting way back in the 90s and black started creeping in as a codominant color. It happened almost immediately with the current look when the orange batting helmets were dumped after two exhibition games.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    The Marlins could have easily had black, orange, and blue alternates in their rotation but they never embraced blue other than in marketing material.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24364953/the-education-derek-jeter-baseball-ceo
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Arguably the best tower-style lights in baseball!
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Jeffrey Loria is/was a scumbag. He's the reason the team is in its current state. A decade of playing cheap in the draft, meddling in player decisions, and supporting a terrible front office. He continually supported his step-son who alienated fans and the business community. He only owned the Marlins because MLB wanted him out as owner of the Expos and he threatened to sue. Re: Marlins in orange: I was 15!
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Correct, admiral. Yes, he wanted the team in Fort Lauderdale not Illinois. Lol Gothamite, I think there are certain benefits from having an owner who is tied to the community. You can see it with Jorge Mas' pitch for the soccer stadium near the airport. It's a legacy project for him. Micky Arison has really involved the Heat in the community. Huizenga was heavily involved in Broward with various charities and projects. It helps develop a relationship with the team and community. John Henry flew down and asked Miami for prime real estate and $400 million and flew away when it didn't work out. Jeff Loria never built that relationship with fans or the business community. Loria' people never understood the market.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Micky Arison never owned the Marlins. Huizenga was born in Illinois and did most of his charitable work in Fort Lauderdale. He lived there until his death. He wanted to move the Marlins there and never really cared for Miami.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Miami is a very damaged baseball market right now. Unlike any other time in the 25 year existence of the franchise. The stadium deal is still an enormous weight on the franchise. Blowing up the team last winter really took it to another level. It's going to take a long time to correct this. The Jeter group has been doing a lot of things to make Marlins Park a multi-purpose space for community events. They've also been repairing the relationship with local businesses. They got a lot of good publicity and fan support when they wore teal and black for a weekend. But in the end it will take 3-4 of sustained winning to put this team back on the map. I really believe the franchise would have benefitted tremendously from Jorge Mas purchasing the team. He would have been the first true Miami majority owner. Someone that people could trust from a well-respected family with backgrounds people could identify with. It will be hard for Jeter to shed the NY carpetbagger coming down to Florida to tell us how everything up north was better look.