The Florida Marlins' season is nearly over.
Yet with the recent news that they will officially be renamed the Miami Marlins as they move to a new stadium on Nov. 11, several versions of a new, multicolored logo—rumored to be the Marlins' new insignia—were circulating on the web Tuesday night.
Though Marlins president David Samson refused to comment on the logo, the new uniforms and logo will be announced "during a ceremony at the [new] retractable-roof ballpark now more than 80 percent complete in Little Havana," according to the Sun Sentinel.
The supposed logo was generating considerable discussion on Twitter and other Internet sites, the majority of it thumbs down. Early returns on Sports Biz with Darren Rovell on CNBC, 88.4 percent say it’s either bad (38 percent) or horrendous (50.4 percent). Only 1 percent say it’s great.
I can't say that I disagree. Though I dig the abstract marlin, the colors are somewhat nausea inducing and the stylized "M" reminds fans of some mix of "cartoonish raised eyebrows," "an upside down W Hotel logo," and the crest on a new marine superhero's cape.
Needless to say, it's pretty bad.
But the Marlins would be far from the first National League team to sport a ridiculous logo. Here's the worst logo in the history of each current NL franchise.
(All logos courtesy of Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.net.)