The shortstop emerged from the back of the stage Friday night, wearing a grin and a new uniform, arms raised as he basked in cheers.
The franchise founded in 1993 as the Florida Marlins officially changed its name in a ceremony at the team’s new ballpark. The Marlins also unveiled a new logo, new uniforms and new colors — orange, blue, black and yellow.
The changes emphasize the team’s move from a suburban multipurpose stadium, where attendance was poor, to a cozier ballpark near downtown where crowds of more than 30,000 are expected for every game next season.
Source: Steven Wine – AP