Marlins Float Hideous Monstrosity of a New Logo to Go With Eyesore of a New Stadium

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How best to celebrate the opening of a taxpayer-manhandling new ballpark that looks like the grotesque lovechild of the '70s spaceship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a cheap toaster oven? How about a new logo that's the hideous mutant spawn of the Mets' emblem and that time your kindergartner ate crayons and then vomited colors all over the floor?

The Interwebs, indeed, are alive with buzz this morning that this black clusterf*ck of colors and shapes is your new Miami Marlins logo. The Fish haven't exactly denied it, either. PUKE.

Reaction has so far wavered between the pure, boiling rage of a good Logan Morrison Twitter war and the mild nausea common to anyone who's watched the Marlins bullpen this year.

"Good lord this is hideous," says Marlins fan MPR7 over at the Palm Beach Post.

"Isn't that the M from the Megamind posters?" wonders TNT Daddy at Fishstripes.

"Get ready for empty seats dressed up as fans," writes BeeBee ReeBozo at the Sun Sentinel.

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Darren Rovell at CNBC has been running a Twitter poll this morning on the logo and 50.4 percent are voting "horrendous." Another 38 percent chimed in with merely "bad."

Yes, it's entirely possible this is some half-assed idea cooked up by a basement-bound, trouble-starting Mets fan. But reached by the Sun-Sentinel late last night, team president Dave Samson only offered a "no comment," adding the Miami Marlins new logo will be unveiled November 11.

Best we can hope is that this was a dry run for this idea, which Jeff Loria probably personally cooked up while loaded on vintage French champagne in his Hamptons estate. LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE, LORIA.

How else can the Fish embarrass us today? How about misspelling Logan Morrison's name on the Jumbotron last night?

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via @LoMoMarlins
Sigh.
Done!

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34 comments
Longlinergirl
Longlinergirl

You would think that since they saved themselves all that money by making the taxpayers pay for their stadium they would have enough money to hire someone to make them a logo instead of taking their 5 year old's art class rejection...

Fish with bats
Fish with bats

Their colors and imagery sucked the second they ditched the teal pinstripes and hats. This is ugly. Uglier than Montreal or the old Astros unis, remains to be seen, but I'll put it right up there. Hopefully the Marlins front office reads this. Go back to the '94 look and change "FLORIDA" on the road unis to "MIAMI," call it a day, and enjoy.

cljahn
cljahn

"Just in case Miamians didn't hate the Marlins enough already, let's vomit up some crayons and call it our logo!"

Williamsstan96
Williamsstan96

he meant to say, "Fans dressed as empty seats." but we got it.ha.haha.ha

zippy
zippy

It will be impossible to even attempt to drive down to that new stadium from Broward or West Palm and then you have to park in some Cubans yard or get yourself tied up in the parking garage because there is no Mass Transit to the stadium.

  Another well thought out plan by those nosepicking pendejos.

Bigjohn
Bigjohn

I go to 30 plus games a year, certainly never have a problem getting a seat. And upfront I admit, it is not to root for the Marlins (unless they are playing the Mets).But, just like the new stadium will be a few months after it is open, the first day and all days after that I won;t be in any of them. and neither will be anyone else. I still wish that cruel things would happen to the people that voted to spend tax money on this. Along with the marlins organization, they are all liars and trying to load their pockets with public money. I hope it is a quick end to the team and bankruptcy is painful.

Lukeisamoron
Lukeisamoron

If the team wins, the logo could be Tim Elfrink sucking a fish cock, and the stadium could be elementary school bleachers; No one cares. Just stop spending tax money on it.

Oscar
Oscar

The exhibition game vs. the Yankees and Opening Day  will be the only games next season that will sell out for the Marlins, guaranteed! And let me add when the Yanks come to town, their fans outnumber Marlins fans at the new stadium, same way it was when they came to town during the 2003 World Series...

Fish Fan
Fish Fan

Lost all respect for New Times....How could anyone call that new park an "eyesore"? Say what you want about the tourist money that was used to build it...But the park looks amazing!

dr. robert
dr. robert

Love the new ballpark...love the team.

That logo and color scheme, however, is ridiculous in the extreme and resides at the intersection of "Abysmal" and "Ludicrous."

Loria also thinks Britto is good art, so it shouldn't be a surprise he'd want something so vapid.

My hope for the Marlins is that they'll be a respected and feared franchise. If they run onto opposing fields wearing this logo and color scheme, they will be greeted with laughter.

Eduardo Lacayo Lopez
Eduardo Lacayo Lopez

first off that logo must be a practice draw up second of all, the marlins will have alot of people attending .. me and a lot people i spoke with would love to see the marlins finally in their own home , young talent with a lot of upside and retractable roof with nice miami weather its a great way to bring  americas best past time into our south florida lifestyle again .. 

LouSanis
LouSanis

there are going to be more people on the field than in the stands. that includes opening day. 

Oscar
Oscar

Make no mistake ladies & gentlemen, I have been  Marlins fan since their birth in '93. I have stood behind them thick & thin. That said, let's face it: the franchise is shooting themselves in the foot! The new stadium will by no means do the Marlins more justice. Everyone knows that next season ticket prices will only double, making for yet even lower attendance percentage figures than ever before in this recession. Numbers don't lie, and statistics show that most people in South Florida prefer playing the game of baseball vs. watching it. Bottom line is this: New Marlins Ballpark = Biggest Financial Disaster in Baseball History!

Julian Munoz
Julian Munoz

You can hate the deal that the organization made with the city and county, but that new stadium is anything but ugly. Don't kid yourselves.Now, that leaked logo is ugly as shit and hopefully they don't stick with it. 

mYtY
mYtY

GAY BLADE

mYtY
mYtY

MARICONERIA

mYtY
mYtY

QUEER AS FOLK

Daenalus
Daenalus

You go, New Times. The Marlins deserve as much derision as you've heaped on them and more. They've robbed taxpayers and failed to commit the necessary resources to being competitive. That being said, I don't think the logo is all that bad. Look, when your colors are a mix of pastel blue and orange, there's not much that can be done.

strangelove262
strangelove262

It looks like they borrowed a W from the old Southwest Airlines logo, flipped it over and added even more garish colors. and the stylized marlin is pretty weak, it looks more like a generic placeholder emblem for the stadium's office stationary until they sell the naming rights to the building.

John
John

We get it. You guys don't like the Marlins.

Build a bridge and get over it. 

AL
AL

What a stupid article!!!!   go marlins!!

Jorgediz
Jorgediz

Wow! What a heavy load of hostility. IThink the stadium is a great improvement over the previous "eyesore".

As far as the logo, I think they could've down a better job. I take it any day over a pair of white socks. Besides, no team has ever won a championship because of their logo.

Boofalicious Washington
Boofalicious Washington

Baseball stadiums make cities WORLD CLASS. When people go to Paris, London, Mumbai, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Berlin, the FIRST THING they want to experience are the baseball stadiums. Yup. You go Miami!

seep
seep

lol that thing is stupiid

Miamiroadster
Miamiroadster

Can the New Times write a story that is PRO Marlins? I think not.

MyraWexler
MyraWexler

I happen to disagree.  Not sure if I love the new LOGO or not...but love that this Stadium is nearing completion and will be part of all that makes MIAMI and the surrounding areas, a World Class destination.  yo MoMMA just be saying... :  )

cljahn
cljahn

You have to include the monstrously ugly garages - "eyesore" doesn't begin to do it justice.

cljahn
cljahn

Or because of their ballpark.

John Doe
John Doe

So are there shitty baseball stadiums in those cities too?

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