The Florida Marlins will be no more; as of November, the team changes its name to the Miami Marlins.
There will be a new logo, a re-branding of a franchise who, like their expansion sister in Colorado, have basically had the same look since Day 1.
The Marlins will not confirm if this is the new logo, with team president David Samson texting Herald baseball writer Clark Spencer only that it will be unveiled Nov. 11.
So, if this is indeed the new logo what will the new colors be? Samson has told people the old teal is out. Based on all the new seats at the new park, one would assume that shade of blue is in.
So, are they going to incorporate yellow or green?
They may go with yellow as that color has been part of the marketing for the new stadium.
Of course, they may opt for the second logo color scheme and go with green instead.
Here's my thought: With orange-and-blue, you get the old colors of the original minor league Miami Marlins from the Miami Stadium days. By adding green to that, you have a Hurricanes feel that would be a homage to their stadium being built on the old site of the Orange Bowl.
Oh yeah, but it's really only a dolphin, ma'am.
(*) Marlins Park at the Orange Bowl is an obvious rip-off of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and completely made up by me. Not that I disapprove if they want to use it. In fact, Marlins management, I offer it to you for free. OK, Opening Day tickets for my friends. That's it. And this remote.
That's tradition you build on friends.