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“If you look good, you feel good, if you feel good, you play good.”
Marlins fans and players alike are hoping the oft-quoted Deion Sanders phrase rings true as they don the iconic teal pinstripe vests from the 1997 Championship season for Throwback Weekend.
Running July 26-28 during a series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Throwback Weekend offers fans a chance to revel in the nostalgia from the Marlins’ first championship run. The franchise has pulled out all the stops including meet-and-greets with Marlins alumni, fan giveaways and a Thursday pep rally.
Merchandise will also star at the Marlins Park event. According to a news release, stadium stores will be stocked Friday with commemorative merchandise, including authentic jerseys and even a limited-edition Swarovski Florida Marlins snapback hat. The collection will also feature a collaboration with Miami-based footwear store Shoe Gallery.
For a team currently ranked last in attendance that hasn’t made the postseason since winning the World Series in 2003, Throwback Weekend aims to capture some championship nostalgia.
A list of Throwback Weekend activities can be found here.