Yesterday we got the Marlins’ new colors. Today we see the new colors as they appear on the new caps and uniforms. Photos and an introductory video below.
The verdict: not bad. Not, as I feared, some neo-traditionalist thing inappropriate for a young franchise but not some step-too-far into the future or anything mock-worthy. The kit may not make non-Marlins fans rush out to buy new merch based on simple aesthetics, but it should make Marlins fans happy. It’s not a bad look.
There are four colors of jersey — white, gray, black and blue:
It looks like there’s only a black cap. Maybe there will be more later. Seems like a blue cap would be pretty spiffy looking, but what do I know?
And here they are on the players in the club’s video:
You can buy this stuff at Marlins.com, of course.
White Sox starter Iván Nova was able to escape a jam in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Astros with the help of a triple play. Nova had allowed a leadoff double to Tony Kemp, then hit Robinson Chirinos with a pitch to put runners on first and second base with no outs. Facing Jake Marisnick in a 1-1 count, Nova threw a 94 MPH fastball that Marisnick sharply grounded to Yoán Moncada right at the third base bag. Moncada quickly fired the ball to Yolmer Sánchez at second base, then Sánchez whipped the ball to José Abreu at first base just ahead of a lunging Marisnick to complete the triple-killing.
According to Baseball Almanac, it’s the 718th known triple play dating back to 1876. The last time the White Sox turned a triple play was 2016. They turned three triple plays that season, amusingly. The Astros have been victimized by two of the last three triple plays, having also hit into one on April 19 last year against the Mariners.