The Florida (soon Miami) Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays have each seen new a team logo for the 2012 season leaked online. The Blue Jays' supposed new logo has received a mostly positive reception, but the Marlins' colorful logo, which ESPN claims to be legit, hasn’t.
Not. At. All.
But how bad is it, really? To get that answer we’re just going to have to examine every single logo in Major League Baseball and rank them accordingly.
We’ll use two factors to determine the overall best logo in baseball.
1. Aesthetic appeal. Do the colors blend together well? Is the design sharp and unique? Would you feel comfortable wearing a hat or T-shirt with the logo on it somewhere other than a baseball game?
2. Gravitas. Does the logo evoke a sense of dignity or importance? This is likely the result of the team's history and performance, but it plays an important role in our perception of the logo today.
Just for fun, we're also going to throw in the logo's celebrity equivalent. Who best matches the logo in aesthetic and gravitas?
(All logos courtesy of Chris Creamer's Sports Logo Page.)