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Perfect Florida Marlins gifts to get dad for Father’s Day
The Florida Marlins are off to one of the hottest starts in franchise history, and the excitement is building by the day. With three hurlers in their rotation who've taken no-hitters deep into games this season, it's easy to see why.
Combine that with the great bats, including the powerful slugging of new sensation Mike Stanton(notes), and if your father is a Marlins fan, he's probably thrilled as can be at their chances this season.
Help him show his team pride with some great Florida Marlins gear gifts for Father's Day.
Here are ten great suggestions that can be found at the Yahoo! Sports Shop (which provides 3-day delivery for just $4.99 and easy 365-day returns):
Available in sizes ranging from small to 3XL, this black 100 percent cotton, lightweight ribbed practice t-shirt features a standard fit, screen-print graphics, including the Marlins team name across the chest with "baseball" below it and a team logo on the left sleeve. It also has a rib-knit tagless collar, and reinforced taped collar seam, and will announce to the world who he roots for. It's definitely something he'll wear proudly. At just $19.95, it's a steal.
This classic black cap comes with the Marlins' primary logo on the crown in quality embroidery with six panels and eyelets, is 100 percent cotton with an unstructured fit and adjustable slide closure, and will provide a no-fuss way for your father to display his team spirit. Whether your father's at the game, at the supermarket, or just hanging out with friends, this hat will provide a perfect compliment to the t-shirt above or any outfit. At just $15.95 it's a real bargain, and will likely be worn for years by your father.
Your father will absolutely love this incredible 44x28 flag made of heavy duty polyester which is machine-washable and double-sided. With a beautiful Marlins logo created with dye sublimation (heat printed) on both sides it offers superior resistance to UV rays and will almost be guaranteed not to fade. Your father will be able to hang this proudly anywhere he likes, and will announce to all he's a die-hard Fish fan. At just $31.95 it's priced to fly off the shelves.
Available in sizes ranging from small to 4XL this full-button replica jersey is just the thing for any passionate Florida Marlins or Hanley Ramirez(notes) fan. If your father doesn't already own one this 100 percent polyester jersey featuring tackle-twill lettering, numbers & logos, felt applique Majestic logo on the right sleeve, a jock tag and rounded hem, and Ramirez's name and number would make a dynamic gift for Father's Day. At just $99.95 it is very reasonably priced, and will give years of enjoyment.
There aren't many better ways for your father to proudly proclaim he's a fan of the Florida Marlins than to wear this black lanyard featuring the team name and logo in team colors, as well as a snap button tab closure and durable metal utility clip. He'll be able to keep his keys and game day tickets secure around his neck and he'll know everyone will have no doubt as to what MLB team he roots for. At just $6.95 it's a decently priced, too.
This understated and elegant stainless steel watch with a brushed chrome finish, brass case with rotating bezel, raised luminous hour marks, date window, mineral glass crystal blends the perfect combination of class and team pride. With a full-color Florida Marlins team logo printed on the dial face, it will be something your father cherishes and uses for the rest of his life. It is also water-resistant to 100 feet, and comes with a 2-year warranty. At just $109.95, it's a great price.
Your father will be more than happy to flash his iPhone when using this fabulous skin. Featuring vinyl skin decal of the primary Florida Marlins logo, it is made of durable premium-grade vinyl for easy application and residue free removal. It comes with cut-outs for docks and ports, as well as three separate low-profile decals to perfectly fit the unique contour of your father's device, and will let everyone easily know your father has team spirit. Help your dad get his phone in the game with this great gift. Trust me, dad will thank you for it, and at just $14.95 you'll be giving him joy for so little.
Your father will thank you for years to come for this great gift as he'll be able to proudly display his support for his beloved team on whatever vehicle he drives wherever he goes. There'll be no doubt among all the other drivers on the road he's a Florida Marlins fan, and at just $13.95 it's a steal of a deal.
Whether your dad's a coffee or tea drinker, if he's a Marlins fan he'll love announcing to everyone who can see it he's a proud supporter of his team, and this fine ceramic mug with a pewter logo with enamel team color accents holding approximately 15 ounces is just the thing to do it. He'll thank you every day as he enjoys his favorite beverage. At just $11.95 you won't find a better deal.
What better way to display his support of the Florida Marlins than to fly his team colors proudly on the way to the game with this distinctive teal car flag for every other driver to view? Dad will love this great gift, and will use it often. Made of 100 percent polyester, this double-sided flag is 12 x 15 and comes with a 21-inch pole that attaches to any car window or door. At just $12.95 it will be the best money you ever spent.
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All stats and information taken from personal notes and verified at Baseball-Reference.com and Yahoo! Sports.
Read more by Daniel Barber aka Hotnuke at TFS Sports.
*Daniel Barber has rooted for all Miami teams since he was a child or since their inception having been born right above Miami.
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