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Miami Marlins unveil logo for 2017 All-Star Game (pic)

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With the MLB All-Star Game headed to South Florida next season, the Miami Marlins on Wednesday officially unveiled the 2017 Midseason Classic’s official logo.

Interestingly, the logo has a somewhat different appearance than the one tweeted out by MLB Communications, most notably the reversal of the black-and-white color scheme, not to mention an inclusion of a corporate sponsor.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred was on hand for the ceremony, as were members of Marlins management, 1995 All-Star Game MVP Jeff Conine and a handful of local dignitaries.

“The All-Star Game is not just a game,’’ said Manfred, via the Miami Herald. “It’s a week-long celebration of the game of baseball, filled with fun community activities everyone in Miami can be involved with. I know Miami will be a great All-Star host and we can’t wait to get here next summer.’’

When the Major League Baseball world descends upon Miami and Marlins Park next summer, it will be the first time the franchise will host the event.

The Marlins were slated to host the 2000 All-Star Game but then-owner H. Wayne Huizenga ran afoul of the league after drastically breaking up the roster of the 1997 World Series-winning team. Major League Baseball subsequently pulled the game and relocated it to Atlanta as punishment.