Early this summer when I first caught a glance at the Marlins new logo set to be unveiled this Friday, I was caught by two things: 1) I assumed that there was no way that the logo I was seeing was the final version, and; 2) If I thought about it further it really did match everything Miami and what the Marlins have been prior.
The uniform designs that have surfaced further that idea (while the Fish and "M" with rainbow piping have been verified, the uni images could be suspect). A traditional baseball fan will say, âNo way!â while in some respects, the colors and logo are so audacious in respect to everything else in MLB that it screams for you to pay attention. In that, the Marlins may usher in what has been happening in college football: the âoutlandish that you canât take your eyes off itâ design. Think the Oregon Ducks yellow or Marylandâs âflagâ unis. Why should the Denver Broncos have the corner on the market for day-glo orange?
Art is a subjective thing and logos and designs are just that: art. And, itâs Miami weâre discussing here. The city is synonymous with art deco. To add, the Marlins are owned by Jeffery Loria, an art collector. Why should any of this surprise those waiting to see if what has been leaked is really what the Marlins will wear in 2012?
In reality, the same thing was said of Astros âyellow to brownâ rainbow design or the Indians all red unis, both from the â70s.
The only thing that seems certain is there will be a flood of stories on the design. Good or bad, everyone will be talking about it.
Whatâs your take? Leave your comments below.
Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, and is a contributor to Forbes SportsMoney blog..Â He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network (select his name in the dropdown provided).
Follow Maury Brown on Twitter
Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter
Follow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook