Guess who's back. Back again. Baby's back. Tell a friend.
Oh what a glorious day this is!!! I have made it well known in the past that the Florida Marlins (soon to be Miami Marlins as of November 11) are my second favorite team in baseball. They are one of the greatest anomalies in sports. They routinely have no talent, no money, no fans, and yet every seven or eight years they wind up winning the World Series. In the past, they have been able to pull off such feats with shrewd mid-season deals pulled off by their front office and a scouting department that ranks among the best in Major League Baseball.
All of that is about to change this year. No, it's not the bright, shiny new stadium that is soon to be completed in downtown Miami. No, it's not the fact that owner Jeffrey Loria appears poised to ACTUALLY spend some money this offseason on free agents such as Jose Reyes, Prince Fielder, and Ryan Madson. It is none of these things. The thing that is poised to catapult the Marlins into the upper echelons of professional baseball is there new uniforms, which leaked earlier today.
Awhile back, I did a post on some mock-ups for the new Miami Marlins uniforms, but they all comparison to what has actually come to fruition. The home, away, and alternate uniforms have all adopted a rainbow style color scheme for the lettering and numbering. Not since the 1980's Nuggets rainbow cityscape uniforms has their been such majesty to great professional sports apparel. The orange alternates seem to be an homage to the Miami Hurricanes and the black fourth unis offer excellent color balance against the white and gray primaries.
I am actually giddy at the promise of seeing Hanley Ramirez and Logan Morrison taking the field in these uniforms next season. On November 11th, when the new logos will be officially presented to the world, I will be the first in line to order the new hat, shirt, uniform, and every other piece of crapulence that you can find at the MLB team shop. Hell, I am trying to buy a replica of their new stadium's outfield centerpiece if I get the chance (see below). ¡Viva los Marlins! ¡Viva Miami!