Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Florida Marlins president David Samson isn’t saying much, but he is calling the logo purported to be the new Marlins logo is inaccurate.
Samson told CBS4’s Jorge Sedano that the official unveiling is set for November 11 and he wouldn’t have any further comment on the Miami Marlins logo other than to say it’s inaccurate.
Samson’s comments came hours after a logo was leaked onto the Internet that showed a completely new logo for the Marlins when they officially become the Miami Marlins at the end of the 2011 regular season.
The logo was first leaked on a message board for the website, Chris Creamer’s Sports Logo Community. ESPN said they have confirmed that the logo is “in fact the real deal,” but Samson’s comments call ESPN’s report into question.
The leaked logo features a giant M in orange, blue, white, and yellow, with a small marlin silhouette above one of the peaks of the M.
The rumored new logo has a striking resemblance to the Whataburger franchise logo. In the Whataburger logo has a W instead of an M, but the letter M in the Marlins supposed new logo looks very similar to the W used in the Whataburger logo.
CBS4’s Facebook page didn’t offer the Marlins much hope if this is indeed the new logo. Viewer Richard Valdes wrote, “WOW that’s the ugliest logo I have ever seen,” and Corlez Dillet said flatly, “It’s ugly.”