Based on a recent story on FanSided.com, the Miami Marlins have one of the best uniforms in all of Major League Baseball for 2019.
In a recent story that ranks all 30 MLB teams’ uniforms, the Marlins, who are 51-91 this season, come in fifth overall. The sleek new look of the jerseys, that ties the team to its baseball roots in the south Florida community, has been a big hit so far.
And for the record, they are popular all over the state of Florida, even here in Jacksonville, where the organization’s Double-A team plays ball downtown at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. There is something about the new look that ties in perfectly with what CEO Derek Jeter is trying to accomplish with the franchise, in changing the complete culture of Marlins baseball.
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"“Miami is one of the flashiest and most fashion-forward cities in America, and that status may have forced the Marlins management team to take more risks than necessary with the squads uniforms over the years,” writes Joshua Sadlock.“The Marlins entered the league in the 1990s, so they already had one strike against them. They’ve worn teal, pinstripes, black and god knows what other colors over the years. I will give them credit for the original caps, which were awesome.”"
Personally, I still think the coolest uniforms in team history are the teal pinstripes, but who am I to argue with the change?
Per a press release from the team back in November of 2018, here is how the team described it’s new look.
"“Miami’s new colors are: Caliente Red, Miami Blue, Midnight Black, and Slate Grey. Our Colores can be seen throughout the culture of Miami, on the vibrant streets and metropolitan landscape of South Florida, and are representative of the shades of colors found in the large variety of cultural flags flown throughout the community’s many neighborhoods.“The logo and colors aim to capture the rich baseball history, diversity, and energy of the area. The pairing of Miami Blue and Caliente Red pop off of the base color of Midnight Black, energizing the script and giving the logo an electric and vibrant look — emblematic of the Miami energy and nightlife.”"
As Jeter has explained, he is attempting to make changes to Marlins Park that makes baseball games in Miami a destination for fans to enjoy the atmosphere of the experience. The change of uniforms also ties into that plan.
The Marlins are still one of the worst teams in baseball in terms of attendance this season and one of the worst teams offensively in the league.
"“Miami sports jerseys have a life of there own given the city’s vibe, but these are about as perfect as they could be,” Sadlock added. “The fish is still a little cartoonish, but the jerseys have enough flair to drive home the point that Miami is cooler than your city without smashing you over the head with a sledgehammer. Top notch all around.”"