In true South Beach fashion, the Miami Marlins are going through quite the facelift these days, hoping to rebrand itself and be taken more seriously as, you know, a pro baseball team in 2019.
It started yesterday with the announcement that the team’s CEO and one of its minority owners, former Yankee legend, Derek Jeter, would be removing that God awful home run sculpture that everyone hated in center field, and is, seemingly, concluding with a new logo for the franchise. Problem is, the Marlins may have already F’ed up that whole being taken more seriously thing already, because the 2019 logo design may have already leaked online.
Way to go, team.
According to the website Fish Stripes, a dedicated blog to the Miami Marlins, and Instagram account called marlinsnetwork shared an updated logo that sure looks as if it’s the Marlins’ new one, with the thing printed on mock-up spring training tickets.
Uh, I’m not the smartest guy in the world, but that sure looks legit. Unfortunately, the new Marlins logo isn’t supposed to be unveiled till sometime in November, but, as the above shows, any excitement about the release might have already been squashed by this reveal.
If that is, in fact, the new Miami Marlins logo, the aforementioned marlinsnetwork Instagram account showed how the team’s logo has evolved since coming into the league back in 1993. Uh, it’s been very little, to say the least.
While the possible leak is out there for fans to see, the reaction has been mixed, with many people on Twitter basically hoping the team reconsiders it, as well as, possibly, taking submissions from fans.
What do you guys think? If the Miami Marlins are going to rebrand, is this subtle change really that necessary at all? I mean, it’s not the worst thing in the world, but I think you could pay me to come up with something more exciting.