As part of the deal for the new stadium the Florida Marlins agreed to change their name to the Miami Marlins. Welcome to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today we are taking a look at moment 134. In February of 2008 the news broke that the Florida Marlins were no longer going to be known as the Florida Marlins after the 2011 season. Instead they will be known as the Miami Marlins. The funny thing about this is early in the Marlins inception the fans originally wanted the Florida Marlins to be called the Miami Marlins, but Wayne Huizenga thought it would be a better name if they were called Florida instead of Miami.
Aug 16, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison (5) looks on during batting practice before a game against the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
It might have taken 18 seasons, but the Marlins fans got what they originally wanted and were now Miami’s team. The official announcement and unveiling of Miami’s team happen in November 11, 2011 (Moment 140), but prior to that it was fun to see the fan-made logos and “leaked” photos of the new logo. My personal favorite is when 2 days before the official press conference someone took a picture inside Marlins Park and you can clearly see the new logo on the seats. Too bad for Cubs fans that the Marlins weren’t renamed the Miami Gators or Back to the Future Part II might have been right and the Billy Goat Curse would finally be broken. Till next time as always… Let’s Go Marlins.