Miami Marlins Unveil 25th Anniversary Logo After Firing Man Playing 'Billy The Marlin' - NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Marlins Unveil 25th Anniversary Logo After Firing Man Playing 'Billy The Marlin'

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    Miami Marlins Unveil Anniversary Logo

    NBC 6's Michael Spears is at Marlins Park for an event in which the team unveiled a new logo dedicated for its 25th anniversary.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The Marlins will unveil a logo celebrating their 25th anniversary at an event with those who have had season tickets that entire time.

    • Miami also announced new benefits for those with season tickets – including as much as 20 percent of concessions and merchandise.

    • Miami will open spring training on February 14th in Jupiter with opening day of the regular season scheduled for March 29th at home.

    It may be hard for some to believe, but the Miami Marlins will turn 25 years old this season – and the team is planning to honor that landmark while letting go of the man who has been inside the team's mascot costume for most of that time.

    The Marlins unveiled a logo celebrating their 25th anniversary at an event Tuesday with those who have had season tickets for that inaugural season in 1993.

    The event, which included new owner Derek Jeter, was held at Marlins Park and included a chance to meet with Charlie Hough, who threw the first ever pitch in the history of what was then the Florida Marlins.

    The team did confirm to the Miami Herald that they had indeed fired the man who plays their mascot Billy the Marlin ahead of Fan Day, set for this Saturday at Marlins Park. That unidentified man has been in the costume for the last 14 years.

    Miami also announced new benefits for those with season tickets – including as much as 20 percent of concessions and merchandise as well as the option starting in 2018 to exchange tickets for games missed for future games, which compliments the current program that allows season ticket holders to exchange tickets for games they know they will miss in advance.

    Miami will open spring training on February 14th in Jupiter with opening day of the regular season scheduled for March 29th at home against the Chicago Cubs.

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