Marlins adopt their third look of the decade with Miami-inspired uniform change

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Both the Marlins’ logo and the fate of their home run statue have changed under the team’s new ownership group. (Getty Images)
Both the Marlins’ logo and the fate of their home run statue have changed under the team’s new ownership group. (Getty Images)

The Miami Marlins’ big, bold Art Deco-inspired rainbow look lasted all of seven seasons. Gone are the orange and yellow and blue uniforms that frequently landed the Marlins at the bottom of various fashion rankings.

Arrived is a red and blue-heavy re-branding that is a little less garish but still seems to do a good job of representing Miami as a uniform. First, the Marlins revealed their new logo Thursday morning. Later on in the day, the Marlins’ actual uniforms were posted on the team store.

The Marlins will apparently feature four uniforms in 2019, with your standard home whites and road grays as well as black and bright blue alternates.

A picture of the merchandise in physical form also leaked online.

The Marlins’ Twitter account, which has spent the last several days hyping up a reveal, waited to post the introductory video Friday morning and has merchandise available at the team store.

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter chalked up the uniforms as a desire to for the team’s new ownership group to make a mark on the team. From MLB.com:

“We want to put our own mark on the organization,” Jeter said. “We have a plan, we want to build an organization that we can be proud of and Miami can be proud of … I think it differentiates the past, the present and the future. It was important for us to do this. We’re extremely proud of our new logo, our new colors. We think it’s reflective of the Miami culture. We think it captures the energy, the diversity of Miami. We’re extremely proud, and we feel our fans will be as well.”

This is the second big aesthetic change the Marlins ownership group has made since taking over the team, the first being the removal of Marlins Park’s infamous home run statue.

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