Samson: Logo Inaccurate

MIAMI ( – 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.”

  • MB

    I hope this is a joke. I can’t believe anyone would ever approve a logo that looks like that.

  • JW

    I think they should just keep it the way it is. The new one is disgusting to look at to be honest.

  • H.E. Pennypacker

    The logo is awful for the most part.The artsy marlin is actually the best thing on it,but the M is quite possibly the ugliest thing on any professional sports team,like what’s up with that yellow??I kinda like the peachy orange but they should go with a darker blue with maybe a touch of purple,the yellow is not needed,it makes the logo too rainbowish.A nice solid dark blue with the peachy orange and a reworked M and you might have a winner.As far as the uniforms they shouldn’t go too crazy,keep it a bit traditional with some splashes of color,it would be cool if they can try a more cream colored jersey like the Giants wear.

  • jw

    Bad. Really bad.

  • ACAB

    So how inaccurate is this thing? I hope its 100% inaccurate because first the colors do nothing for me. All because the crayola crayon box brings all those colors doesn’t mean you need to use them all at the same time. Also I would like to see a more traditional look with some modern pop worked in.

  • RR

    First thing the yellow has to GO!! After the amount of money spent on the stadium we want the team to look like a tough team of men, not pre-k pastel wimps. ( Remember the aqua????)
    Samson I hope and pray they are 200% inaccurate!!!!!

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