Ranking the worst MLB logos
Some of the most historic logos in sports are from Major League Baseball. While many are iconic in a good way, there is definitely a decent amount that are just plain awful.
So, of course, we had to rank the worst ones that are currently spread throughout the league. Here they are, leading up to the biggest clunker of them all.
10. Tampa Bay Rays
This doesn’t really look like it was difficult to create — and that’s not a compliment. It’s far too simple. The outlines in white and light blue were a great idea for a shadow effect, but the spacing is off and inconsistent throughout. Adding yellow was also a smart choice as a pop of color, but again, could have been utilized in a better way.
9. Chicago Cubs
Classic team or not … this looks like a logo for the Chicago Ubs. If it doesn’t irk your soul, you’re lying to yourself.
8. Washington Nationals
Eh, their original logo was far better than the one the Nationals use now. So many teams in the league have created circular designs and it’s rather boring. Not to mention, there are clearly better circle logos with the same color scheme — the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers. Sorry Nats.
7. New York Mets
Their was … an attempt, to say the least. The thing is, this logo has potential, but it’s far too busy. The Whitestone bridge has been a staple to the design since the start of the franchise — but that, combined with the city skyline, the name, and being completely outlined with an orange baseball? Yeah, it’s trying too hard (something the Mets can’t say too often nowadays).
6. Cincinnati Reds
As one of the oldest teams in the league, this has a far too modern approach that lessens the nostalgia of the Reds. Don’t get it twisted — this logo isn’t terrible, but seeing how it was adapted over the course of 100-plus years and settling on this one is just disappointing.
5. Houston Astros
C’mon Astros, at least try to make the logo resemble your team. Where’s the trash can … seriously? You should heavily consider a redesign.
4. Kansas City Royals
This looks like a rejected fast food chain logo, and honestly, it should’ve been a rejected MLB logo as well. The blue portion is supposed to represent home plate, but the inaccurate proportions to fit “KC” just throws everything off.
3. Pittsburgh Pirates
Yo-ho, yo-ho this logo’s not for me. Seriously … a one-toned yellow “P” with spikes is unbelievably boring, especially when their previous logo was so cool with a pirate, some dimension and other colors.
2. Colorado Rockies
Who decided on taking the fun away from this logo in 2016? Before, it had an organic shape, colors were used used in a complimenting way and somehow it turned into this … terrible overlapping letters.
1. Miami Marlins
Just like the team, this logo is a mess. The Marlins have been making alterations to their logo throughout the course of the past decade and it has gone from bad to worse. The current design is far too dark and while the boarder colors are nice, it’s too thin to appreciate anything.