Marlins' New Uniforms Predicted by Box Office Bomb BASEketball?

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You probably know by now that Back to the Future II predicted that there would be a baseball team using the name "Miami" as their home signifier, but did another movie predict the Miami Marlin's new uniforms?

The 1998 box office bomb BASEketball, staring South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, seems to have come pretty close.

The nugget was dug up on the Petzrawz's Tumblr:

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Save for the teal color scheme, the bright, multicolored flourishes and the very graphic, black bold font do seem pretty similar to what the Marlins ended up with:

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The Miami BASEketball team in the film actually goes by the name of the "Dealers" and Wikipedia notes, "the players appear to be Cuban drug dealers," but does point out one major uniform difference from the Marlins' new digs: "the chainsaw-wielding man on the back of their jersey reminiscent of Scarface."

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Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Comin' up next on The Violence Channel: An all-new "Ow, My Balls!"

Christopher76
Christopher76

Sorry don't see the similarities besides the word Miami.  The font from the movie version is based on the Miami Vice TV show.  The colors are closer to the current Florida Marlins jersey... No orange. No modern Marlin "swoosh" coming out of the M.

Fernie B
Fernie B

I like the premise of creating your own sport. I was thinking of playing baseball/softball but with those blue racquetball balls.  Maybe weigh them down a bit more. Then have pitchers throwing at 150 miles per hour. players would wear kind of like light version of lacrosse pads and helmets and the fields would be like 450 down the lines 500 in centerfield....something insane like that

seep
seep

Interesting use of predicated.  I always have trouble with that verb.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.

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