The Miami Marlins were born Friday night, as the team revealed a new logo, uniform and name in advance of moving into a new stadium in Little Havana for the 2012 season.
"Ladies and gentlemen from this moment on we'll be known as the Miami Marlins," said Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to a select crowd during a private event, where Pitbull performed and held up a jersey with the brand new bearing his name on the back.
The new logo is an abstract drawing of a marlin in red, orange, blue, and yellow wrapped around a large M. The uniform jerseys have the word Marlins across the chest. The predominant colors are orange, black, white and gray.
Loria said the new logo captures how vibrant and colorful Miami is.
"We are the red, orange of the breathtaking Miami sunsets, the blue of the sky and the sea, and yellow of MIami sunshine, " Loria said.
The colors of the uniform that the team had been using were teal, silver, and black. And fans who lined up outside the ballpark to buy the merchandise embraced the new look.
New merchandise will go on sale directly after the unveiling on Marlins.com, and fans can begin buying new hats and jerseys in local stores starting on Saturday.
"It's going to take a little bit of time to get used to it, but people are going to like it just give it a little bit of time," said Andrew Miller, who celebrated his birthday by lining up to buy merchandise.