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That Marlins logo everyone hated: it’s legit

Oct 6, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

From Jane Winston, here’s a pic of the seats being installed in the new Marlins ballpark.  Which confirms that the logo that everyone was tweeting about a couple of weeks ago is the real deal:


It looks better in white than in the rainbow colors. Give it some time — and see it featured on a winning team’s uniforms — and I bet it grows on people more than our initial reactions suggest.

  1. zakharovsa - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Nope, I still hate it. Not so much the logo, but the colors. Rainbow stuff should have gone out with the 90’s.

    • ralphb14 - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:14 PM

      Just bc it’s on the seats does not mean it’s the Marlins new logo. It could be the Stadium logo or the new city of Miami logo. Stop sensationalizing and wait until 11-11-11 like the rest of us.

      • bloodysock - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:50 PM

        Right, because it was the City of Miami that ordered a bunch of New Era hats.

        Get real.

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:41 PM

      zakharovska: hatred corrodes the soul. When you see the logo, close your eyes, bring your thumb and index finger not quite together in the jnana mudra and intone the sacred syllable: Ohhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm….” three times. Then you may undertake a cleansing barf.

  2. hermitfool - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Isn’t the plural of marlin still marlin? Or are the lords of language messing with us?

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM

      We’re still messing with you.

  3. protectthishouse54 - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Not bad at all, but I always really liked the Marlin wrapped around the F. Classic look.

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM

      It was. But a classy look doesn’t really suit Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua. And it definitely wouldn’t have suited Slobbering Ozzie, even though he was allowed to wear it as a coach.

      I wonder how much the Chihuahua paid some relative’s teenaged cousin to design that lame icon. Doesn’t look like much. He could’ve found better clip art. He could have chosen some Vodoun veve off the back wall of a deli in Little Haiti – might’ve even counteracted the curse of the Hanster’s .341 amulet. He could’ve designed one in the condensation on his bathroom mirror that looked better than this. Dear Buddha, what a clunker.

  4. nolanwiffle - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    My beef…..the marlin is actually a beatiful fish to look at, people mount them on walls in their homes. Why take the “real” marlin out of the logo and replace it with something that may or may not resemble a marlin if you hadn’t been told it was, indeed, a marlin.

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM

      It is. Practice fillet and release – smoked marlin is a treat on a toasted multigrain bagel with soy cream cheese, fresh onion, tomato, sliced cucumber and romaine lettuce in the morning, with a glass of passionfruit-orange-carrot juice and a steaming hot cup of Galapagos Islands shade grown in volcanic soil organic coffee. Trust me on this.

  5. cardsfanindelaware - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Much better all white…

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

      Like Arizona and Alabama will be, thanks to their “toughest anti-illegal immigration laws.” I betcha the descendants of plantation slaves whose parents came from the Ivory Coast never realized they looked so much like Mexicans to the cops in Huntsville.

      • marshmallowsnake - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:59 PM

        Really? Why bring that into a baseball article?

      • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM

        Because I was given an opening. Never give me an opening.

      • mckludge - Oct 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM

        You did tee it up for him.

      • marshmallowsnake - Oct 6, 2011 at 7:09 PM

        And I live in Arizona…trust me, this place will never be all white, and it is better that it will not be.

  6. dowhatifeellike - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Don’t we already have a team with a big “M” as their logo?

  7. frenchysplatediscipline - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    After Ozzie’s rant on Jay Mariotti, I think its quite ironic (and pleasing) that he gets to wear a rainbow colored logo on his shirt and hat for a few seasons.

  8. bloodysock - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    The white is marginally better bu tthe colored logo reminds me of Izzy from the Atlanta Olympics.

    • mckludge - Oct 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM

      Be careful using “white” and “colored” in the same sentence…

      • marshmallowsnake - Oct 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM

        especially with Old Gator around…he may bring up Arizona and Alabama.

  9. Jonny 5 - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    If they keep it all one color it isn’t bad. But the multicolored one offends laws, many laws attached to visual offenses. Yeah, stuff like that.

  10. ralphb14 - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Just bc it’s on the seats does not mean it’s the Marlins new logo. It could be the Stadium logo or the new city of Miami logo. Stop sensationalizing and wait until 11-11-11 like the rest of us…..Craig.

  11. dailyrev - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    why don’t they just call themselves what everyone else calls them? Da Feesh. Wait, this is better: they call themselves the Squid and are sponsored by Goldman Sachs, the vampire squid on the face of humanity! (Matt Taibbi, Rollling Stone, look it up).

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:02 PM

      Vampire squid are pretty cool. They may not be in the same size class as Architeuthis dux, or as charming as Donald dux, or as persistent as Re dux, or as tenacious as Dux tape, but they are definitely cool looking bastards.

      The logo, on the other hand, sux in any color. It is not even in the same remote class as the old one. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

      • cur68 - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:19 PM

        I could be convinced by this new one, Gator. That multi colered job looked like an LSD trip. This one has a bit of class. I wish they wouldn’t change it, as I have grown used to the old one, but since they seem determined to, this white on blue jobby is miles better than the rainbow coalition’s reject they had.

    • hermitfool - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:59 PM

      Shouldn’t that be vampire squids?

      • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM

        When you have sacrificed according to the tradition of the druids to the lords of language, you will be initiated into the secrets of pluralization.

  12. Panda Claus - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    All white is more acceptable. That M has been bothering me for quite some time, in that it reminded me of other previous M logos. It’s hard to make an all-new M logo I suppose, but you wonder if lawsuits will arise from:

    Maroon 5 ( )
    M Hair Studio, in FL no less ( )
    BMW’s M series ( )
    NY Transit Authority ( )

    Apologies ahead of time because I’m sure not all these links will work.

    • emoser - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:09 PM

      Don’t worry, nobody’s actually clicking on them.

      • Panda Claus - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM

        That’s fine. This logo bears enough resemblance to these and probably other logos. It’ll just be a matter of time before a changed logo comes out in it’s place, a la the Baltimore Ravens redux a number of years back after they found the logo infringement.

  13. salvomania - Oct 6, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Why does the marlin have a prominent, manly chin? It’s a fish! Fish don’t have chins, so that doesn’t look like a marlin.

    If you’re going to go with a stylized silhouette of an animal for your logo, it should at least conform to the basic notion of the form of the animal.

    It just looks like bad design.

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM

      Feesh don’t have chins? Sir:

      Go ahead. Take off all your clothes, jump into the river. Call him a chinless wonder to his face. I dare you.

    • marshmallowsnake - Oct 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM

      I think that is actually an open mouth more than a chin.

      • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 4:31 PM

        So when Don Shula chews one of his chemically tenderized steaks, does his chin appear and disappear accordingly?

      • marshmallowsnake - Oct 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM

        That was not a response to your comment.

  14. paperlions - Oct 6, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Honestly, I don’t mind it in white or in its full-color glory. The colors seem to represent the 3 things you associate with Miami, water, sand, and sun. Can you imagine the response if the lame logos for some other teams were introduced today?

    The Red Sox? Seriously?

    The Cubs with the little bear in the C? People wouldn’t complain about that looking like a logo for pre-school?

    …just because your used to it and think of it as “classic” doesn’t mean it wouldn’t look dumb to you if it was newly introduced.

    • Alex K - Oct 6, 2011 at 3:50 PM

      Hey! Back off the bear in the C! I actually really like that one.

      Also, is a bird on a bat any better?

  15. lampdwellr - Oct 6, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Looks like the 80s Mariners logo. Let’s go Marliners!

  16. SOBEIT - Oct 6, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Why doesn’t McScrooge Loria partner with McDonald’s and have them sponsor the logo with the golden arches. Then maybe, just maybe, the Marlins will keep their star players and not just trade them when they get too expensive. Get a free BigMac if they sellout the stadium…or maybe a FishFillet instead?!!!

  17. kiwicricket - Oct 6, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    The Multi- No one likes it, apart from blind people, and I’m sure even they can sense it’s profound ugliness as it passes by.

    What is wrong with copious amounts of teal? Some of the best girlfriends I’ve ever had for a week wore lots of teal.

    • Old Gator - Oct 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM

      A blind person felt around the top of the logo. “It is a bull market,” he said. Another blind person felt around the bottom of the logo. “It is a bear market,” he said. Yet another blind person felt around the outside of the logo. “Wall Street is undergoing another collapse today,” he said….

  18. mianfr - Oct 6, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Didn’t you retards see it on the wall behind Ozzie Guillen’s presser?

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