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I am blogging on the Marlins for AerysSports.com. Basically, it's a sports website aimed at women made mostly by women. All the bloggers are women who really know their stuff. Anyway, I am planning on writing a piece on fan opinion on changing the team colors, unis, and name. I mostly need to know if you think the Marlins should get rid of the teal or not. Why do you think they should keep it or get rid of it? What do you think of all the changes in general. You can also comment on the new stadium if you want.

 

The blog is called "A Fishy Situation". I am pretty amateurish right now, but I am looking to step up my game. You guys are here to help me. I will totally give you guys credit for quotes if you allow me to. Thanks!!

 

http://aeryssports.com/fishy-situation/

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I want to keep the teal for various reasons. First, the color is actually representative of the fish the team is named after. Can you imagine if they actually implemented the oft rumored new color orange? What the hell does orange have to do with a marlin? Secondly, the color is unique (as another poster suggested), easily identifiable and it is tied with our team and the two WS rings they've brought to the city of Miami in their short time here. When I see the color it reminds me of the team and my history of being a fan. I, unlike Loria and Co., actually like the color and don't think it is a color of the 90's. Of course no one is suggesting bringing the color back to the uniforms in its original 1993 scheme but keeping the color the way it is now would be ideal.

I think the name Miami Marlins is perfectly acceptable. It is, after all, the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County that is mostly funding the stadium.

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mk and ctina sum up what I fell most Marlins fans think: teal is not common in baseball and sports, is an actual color on a Marlin and is tied to the history of the club.

 

What I can't understand is why, if Loria and co are such excellent businessmen, why they would want to eliminate almost 20 years worth of brand identity and awareness in favor of somethign new? Is it not enough the Marlins are changing their name w/ the move to the stadium? We're such a relatively young club, trying to build traditions and gain credibility around MLB, this is essentially starting from scratch. Are we going to completely ignore everything that happened before? Are we going to forsake the fans that have come before and supported the team in the lean years in favor of new fans w/ "trendy colors?"

 

I also find it irnoic that Mr. Loria is an art dealer and parades his "teal is a color of the 90's" comment around. Obviously, his art expertise doesn't translate to fashion as teal and aqua is an extremely common clothing color, especially in the spring and summer. Teal is all over south florida. In addition, the Mariners are returning their all-teal jersey's this year, something their fans have been begging for for years. Their ownership group obviously isn't concerned about teal being a dated color, they are concerned w/ making the fans happy and selling some merchandise.

 

Personally, the #1 reason I think we should keep teal is because it's far better than the rumored alternatives, either orange and black or the rainbow colors from the stadium logo. Either would be horrendous and would make us a laughing stock. I mean, sure slap Miami on any Marlins merchandise and people are going to gobble it up initially, but long-term I do not see these colors promoting purchased quite like the teal has over the years. They could go blue as their major color which in of itself isn't bad and is at least relevant to our mascott/logo. However, 2 teams in our division use this as a primary color, and two others use it to a lesser extent. Heck, the other team in the state uses blue as well, so how are we differentiating ourselves? In the end, blue is so similar to teal it begs the question, why change at all?

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I really just want to see the teal kept because it's unique and it's part of marlins history. I remember those teal hats in the first year and loved them.

 

I agree but that doesn't matter to Loria, he wants to get rid of it. Too bad he can't embrace our history. I heard on the radio that they won't even be a sign of either World's Championships. It was also said that originally Loria wanted to even change the Marlins name for something else, just as what happened in Washington, but MLB said that was too much. All of this is speculation I guess.

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I think the teal is representative of our team mascot, who we are as a franchise and our history. I, for one, would be very sad to see it go, especially if what follows is orange or something along those lines. I think the current Marlins ownership has a strong dislike for our team history, and its very sad that they have not embraced it. If they were to listen to the fans, they would realize that teal is loved almost unanimously, and that they would be alienating a lot of fans if they went with something like orange and blue (Mets colors). I dont understand why they feel its necessary to change the current color scheme (homer statement) which I believe is among the best in baseball at the moment. I do not mind changing the name to the Miami Marlins, although I really like the way our hats look with the F on them. I understand that with the city having put most of the money for the financing of the new stadium, the change is necessary to appease a lot of the higher ups.

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Well im going to re-state what most people have already said. We have/had one of the most unique color schemes in baseball. Living in the middle of the state, Teal makes me think of the beach and of a Marlin. Some will say alot of teams dont have colors that represent there mascot. I think in this situation the identity of the team benefits from it. I look at the old Miami Marlins Minor league team and cant find anything i like about it. Blue and orange is ugly together in my eyes and besides were not the Mets. Im a little biased but blue is my favorite color and reminds me at the same time of the ocean and a marlin. Its over done but as i have said before, you take our current uniform set and exchange Deep oceanic Blue for the teal, it would be a winner with the sparkle silver and black.

 

Dont mind the fact were changing the name to Miami Marlins but if were going to ignore our history, the team is doing a disservice to the fans and to the history of the team. We can be a new team in the eyes of Loria but you cannot forgot what this team has accomplished in the time we've been here.

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Have they actually said that Teal won't be a color? Because, I heard Beinfest yesterday answering a question about the colors from a fan named TealFan or something, and he specifically started off with "Well, TealFan, we can't disclose our colors yet." I thought it was interesting because it was the first time he responded to a question with the person's internet name, and it just so happened to have a team color.

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mk and ctina sum up what I fell most Marlins fans think: teal is not common in baseball and sports, is an actual color on a Marlin and is tied to the history of the club.

 

What I can't understand is why, if Loria and co are such excellent businessmen, why they would want to eliminate almost 20 years worth of brand identity and awareness in favor of somethign new? Is it not enough the Marlins are changing their name w/ the move to the stadium? We're such a relatively young club, trying to build traditions and gain credibility around MLB, this is essentially starting from scratch. Are we going to completely ignore everything that happened before? Are we going to forsake the fans that have come before and supported the team in the lean years in favor of new fans w/ "trendy colors?"

 

I also find it irnoic that Mr. Loria is an art dealer and parades his "teal is a color of the 90's" comment around. Obviously, his art expertise doesn't translate to fashion as teal and aqua is an extremely common clothing color, especially in the spring and summer. Teal is all over south florida. In addition, the Mariners are returning their all-teal jersey's this year, something their fans have been begging for for years. Their ownership group obviously isn't concerned about teal being a dated color, they are concerned w/ making the fans happy and selling some merchandise.

 

Personally, the #1 reason I think we should keep teal is because it's far better than the rumored alternatives, either orange and black or the rainbow colors from the stadium logo. Either would be horrendous and would make us a laughing stock. I mean, sure slap Miami on any Marlins merchandise and people are going to gobble it up initially, but long-term I do not see these colors promoting purchased quite like the teal has over the years. They could go blue as their major color which in of itself isn't bad and is at least relevant to our mascott/logo. However, 2 teams in our division use this as a primary color, and two others use it to a lesser extent. Heck, the other team in the state uses blue as well, so how are we differentiating ourselves? In the end, blue is so similar to teal it begs the question, why change at all?

 

 

 

 

 

Although I do doubt they'll care much, I think what you said here should definitely be forwarded to Samson, Beinfest, and Loria. It's been said before but I feel what you said emcompasses a lot of the feelings and should at least be meant for them to read it. If not just for the fact 1 more fan is hammering the issue in again lol.

 

Do it! :thumbup

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I agree with what everyone has said, that it's unique and identifies us plus being apart of our history. HawkFan also summed things up nicely in regards to marketable brand identification.

 

I also think, for f***s sake(!!!!), do something for the f***ing fans for f***ing once! Jesus f***ing christ. We've been run over again and again. Keep the teal, it's not that hard. I don't care that we're the Miami marlins though, in fact I like it - I think clubs get more out of being named for a city than a state, in any sport.

Look around, the Marlins have brought home two championships while most of Florida's professional sports teams have done nothing. Why not stick with the colors that did it? One thing I wonder, in the new stadium are we going to have a proper way of recognizing that fact? I'm tired of the tiny footnote of a sign we have in left field. You need a microscope to see it.

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I really just want to see the teal kept because it's unique and it's part of marlins history. I remember those teal hats in the first year and loved them.

 

I agree but that doesn't matter to Loria, he wants to get rid of it. Too bad he can't embrace our history. I heard on the radio that they won't even be a sign of either World's Championships. It was also said that originally Loria wanted to even change the Marlins name for something else, just as what happened in Washington, but MLB said that was too much. All of this is speculation I guess.

 

If this is true that's a disgrace to the franchise, fans, and our history.

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I really just want to see the teal kept because it's unique and it's part of marlins history. I remember those teal hats in the first year and loved them.

 

I agree but that doesn't matter to Loria, he wants to get rid of it. Too bad he can't embrace our history. I heard on the radio that they won't even be a sign of either World's Championships. It was also said that originally Loria wanted to even change the Marlins name for something else, just as what happened in Washington, but MLB said that was too much. All of this is speculation I guess.

I've head to opposite. I listen to a ton of talk radio and I haven't heard any of what you're saying.

 

Have they actually said that Teal won't be a color? Because, I heard Beinfest yesterday answering a question about the colors from a fan named TealFan or something, and he specifically started off with "Well, TealFan, we can't disclose our colors yet." I thought it was interesting because it was the first time he responded to a question with the person's internet name, and it just so happened to have a team color.

 

David Samson already said we won't have teal.

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I really just want to see the teal kept because it's unique and it's part of marlins history. I remember those teal hats in the first year and loved them.

 

I agree but that doesn't matter to Loria, he wants to get rid of it. Too bad he can't embrace our history. I heard on the radio that they won't even be a sign of either World's Championships. It was also said that originally Loria wanted to even change the Marlins name for something else, just as what happened in Washington, but MLB said that was too much. All of this is speculation I guess.

 

If this is true that's a disgrace to the franchise, fans, and our history.

 

I never listen to sports talk radio. Something gets said on there and alot of folks take it as the gospel. The only thing I have heard about is taking #5 out of retirement. The only thing close to this is Loria and Samson both emphasizing this will be a new franchise. Sounds to me like some folks are reading into that comment a little too much.

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Thanks Mystikol. I had joined the FB group a couple of weeks ago. I will be writing the article sometime this weekend.

 

Loving the discussion. I agree with you guys. I would hate to see the teal go. Don't you sometimes wish the fans can own the team? :)

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Thanks Mystikol. I had joined the FB group a couple of weeks ago. I will be writing the article sometime this weekend.

 

Loving the discussion. I agree with you guys. I would hate to see the teal go. Don't you sometimes wish the fans can own the team? :)

 

 

The Barcelona football team is owned by around 100,000 fans

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Thanks Mystikol. I had joined the FB group a couple of weeks ago. I will be writing the article sometime this weekend.

 

Loving the discussion. I agree with you guys. I would hate to see the teal go. Don't you sometimes wish the fans can own the team? :)

 

 

The Barcelona football team is owned by around 100,000 fans

 

You forgot the Green Bay Packers

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