Miami Marlins Independence Day duds: Dapper or dull?

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 01: Tom Koehler
MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 01: Tom Koehler /

The 4th of July is fast approaching. That means its time for back yard BBQ’s, fireworks, and your Miami Marlins baseball.

Of course, it also means it’s time for baseball to give way to commercialistic greed, and pander to America and the armed forces by selling overpriced pieces of polyester. Celebrating our nations independence by donning the Stars and Stripes on their cap for the 10th year and their jerseys for the 3rd.

And just when you thought you couldn’t get any more ‘murica, the MLB is outfitting all the teams with stars and stripes design of socks for the first time.  The 4th lands on a Tuesday this year. That means you’ll have four opportunities to see the uniforms in action. The Fish will be in the stars and stripes July 1st-4th.

This years offering for the Marlins includes a heathered red cap, with a raised Liquidchrome logo. They last used it for this seasons spring training hats. For the third year in a row, the fish are on the road for the holiday weekend. As such, they’ll be wearing their road grays with a primarily red chest logo and number.

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MILWAUKEE, WI – JULY 01: Junichi Tazawa /

The look is essentially a red version (and downgrade) of the blue heavy wordmark jersey the team wore during last years holiday weekend. You’ll remember games against the Braves in Fort Bragg, and a series with the Mets in Citi Field.

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FORT BRAGG, NC – JULY 03: Ichiro /

Considering that Major League Baseball doesn’t seem to be slowing down with these themed jerseys every year. I suggest  bringing back the inaugural stars and stripes jersey the Marlins wore in 2015. By far the best combination I’ve seen of red, white, blue… and fish.

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 04: Jarred
CHICAGO, IL – JULY 04: Jarred /

Marlins history in Stars and Stripes look

The Marlins currently have a 2-5 record when donning the Stars and Stripes looking to face off this weekend in a pair of games with the league leading Brewers and Cardinals, respectively. It’ll be a challenge, and the Marlins must win early and often.

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So whether you are spending your Independence Day at a cookout, the ball park, or watching the classic film Independence Day don’t forget a “Go Fish” after your Star Spangled Banner.