That Marlins logo everyone hated: it’s legit

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From Jane Winston, here’s a pic of the seats being installed in the new Marlins ballpark.  Which confirms that the logo that everyone was tweeting about a couple of weeks ago is the real deal:

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It looks better in white than in the rainbow colors. Give it some time — and see it featured on a winning team’s uniforms — and I bet it grows on people more than our initial reactions suggest.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.