Beginning at 9 a.m. ET on marlins.com and at the New Era Team Store at Marlins Park, “Our Colores” can become Your Colores. The Marlins have officially flipped the switch to a “stylish, energetic, and vibrant” look for the 2019 season and beyond, and now the rebranded merchandise is going on sale.
The previous “rainbow” palette consisted of red-orange/ocean blue/sunshine yellow/energy silver/nightclub black. That’s been replaced by midnight black, Miami blue, caliente red and slate grey, as shown here:
Aside from July’s teal throwback weekend and special MLB initiatives (holidays, Players’ Weekend, etc.), these are the four different jersey combinations you’ll be seeing from the Marlins:
The white and gray versions have “Miami” across the chest and the primary logo on the left sleeve. Those will be the usual home and road uniforms, respectively. The blue alternate features their secondary logo, which will also be on the caps. The black alternate spells out “Marlins” without using either logo.
Notice how every combo has a tri-color trim at the edge of the sleeve. José Ureña gives us a closer look:
(If you’re wondering about Brian Anderson’s absence, he’s getting married this weekend.)
To anybody who’s getting merch at the Team Store on Friday, post a pic wearing it on Twitter and mention @fishstripes. We’ll give you a retweet!
Intentional or not, scheduling the logo and uniform unveilings for separate dates softens the negative P.R. of Christian Yelich being named the 2018 National League MVP on Thursday night. The former Marlin was a near-unanimous selection in his first season with the Brewers.
It is unlikely that any of the four prospects that Miami received in return for him will achieve the same peak, but they each are on track to represent the Fish in these new colors at various points next season.