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They're The Miami Marlins Now

MIAMI (AP) Hanley Ramirez is the first player to receive applause as a Miami Marlin.

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



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