Last week, new logos for the Marlins, Orioles and, in London, an upstart baseball team called the, ahem, Rippers. Each new design brought headlines—though not all for the intended reasons.
Sales on MARLINS garb are up—but those colors! "What is their warm-up uni?" one message boarder asked. "The technicolor dreamcoat?"
Gone is the ORIOLES' ornithologically correct bird; back is the smirking cartoon, last used in '88. Have they forgotten that year's 0--21 start?
The RIPPERS are adamant: Their mascot may be named Jack, but he's unrelated to—and not inspired by—a certain 19th-century killer.