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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Miami Marlins: Team license plates to be sold Monday at Marlins Park

Awhh…this will look so cute flapping from the back of Davey’s trike.

mm

Florida Sports will be conducting a pre-sale of Miami Marlins Florida license plates Monday at Marlins Park. They’ll have a booth in the West Plaza.

The newly designed Marlins plate is part of the Professional Sports License Plate program. Proceeds from the additional $25 tag fee support the Marlins Community Foundation and designated youth charities, as well as the development of major and regional sports events in Florida.

Repoz Posted: March 31, 2012 at 06:17 PM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Knock on any Iorg Posted: March 31, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4093905)
Proceeds from the additional $25 tag fee support the Jeffrey Loria Comfortable Living Foundation.
   2. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: March 31, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4093907)
With a bit of luck the McCourts would have been making those license plates.
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 31, 2012 at 07:05 PM (#4093915)
I dunno if that color goes well with my Trucknuts.
   4. TerpNats Posted: March 31, 2012 at 07:53 PM (#4093936)
How many MLB, or pro teams in general, have their own license plates? Here in Virginia, the Redskins do, but not the Capitals (even though they train in Arlington), Nationals or Wizards. And while I see college-oriented plates all the time, the only out-of-state pro plate I can recall seeing is one for the Penguins from Pennsylvania. I'm really surprised you don't see more of these.
   5. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 31, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4093939)
Massachusetts offers plates for all four major sports teams. I believe Rhode Island also offers at least a Red Sox plate.
   6. Champions Table Posted: March 31, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4093943)
Do they still have "Bort" plates in stock?
   7. McCoy Posted: March 31, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4093947)
DC laughs at your silly attempts to raise revenue by selling $25 plates. They just give you silly $30 tickets a dozens times a year instead and now they want to use video cameras to ticket you for virtually everything.
   8. vortex of dissipation Posted: March 31, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4093950)
The Mariners have plates in Washington state.
   9. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: March 31, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4094015)
I'm pretty sure I have seen Maryland plates with the Penn State logo. Go figure that one out.

It looks like the Marlins front office is on a major push to raise the profile of the team, between the signings this Winter and efforts such as these tags. I wonder if it's all smoke and mirrors or there really will be something on the field worth watching?
   10. TerpNats Posted: March 31, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4094039)
I'm pretty sure I have seen Maryland plates with the Penn State logo. Go figure that one out.
There are many state plates representing out-of-state universities. Here in Virginia, I've seen plates for the U. of Maryland, Penn State, Ohio State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Georgia and a few others, in addition to various Virginia colleges from UVa, Tech and JMU to Randolph, VMI and Longwood. If your alumni association can get enough people to buy a plate, VDOT will make one for you.
   11. Karl from NY Posted: April 01, 2012 at 03:05 AM (#4094080)
Pretty sure all the NYC teams in all four sports have NY plates. I also have an impression that Steelers license plates are the most common along most of the eastern seaboard inbetween Washington and NYC.
   12. OsunaSakata Posted: April 01, 2012 at 10:12 AM (#4094112)
Florida has an insane number of license plates that look nothing like each other. If there is a team logo, college logo or cause logo on one side of the plate and it otherwise looks like the standard plate, I'm okay with that. How does law enforcement keep up with all of this?
   13. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: April 01, 2012 at 10:48 AM (#4094121)
Florida has an insane number of license plates that look nothing like each other. If there is a team logo, college logo or cause logo on one side of the plate and it otherwise looks like the standard plate, I'm okay with that. How does law enforcement keep up with all of this?


When we go on family car trips, we play the license plate game, and it's Florida vs the world. Florida always wins, usually by 70-40 or something. iPhone comes in handy for this. "Hey, there's a new one. White background, blue circle on the left with what looks like 2-3 red pennants." <checks the DMV website on the phone> "OK, Barry university."

edit: And when it comes to "Think of the Children", Florida takes a backseat to nobody. The following different plates are available:

Family First
Family Values
Parents Make a Difference
Stop Child Abuse
Kids Deserve Justice
Keep Kids Drug free
Invest in Children
   14. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 01, 2012 at 11:42 AM (#4094149)
When Virginia DMV came out with a new license plate about 15 years ago featuring amber leaves scattered all over the tag, Virginia State Police made a big stink about those leaves reducing the readability of the plate. A few scant months later we wound up with those leaves adorning the perimeter of the plate as seen ever since. I chuckled because one state agency ran afoul of another.

I hear that by next Winter they'll have these newfangled flush toilets down in Richmond, no more outhouses for them! That's just how fast they are moving into the modern era down there.
   15. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 01, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4094153)
And when it comes to "Think of the Children", Florida takes a backseat to nobody. The following different plates are available:

...Invest in Children


I wonder what market inefficiencies can be exploited in children??? Hmmm...
   16. just plain joe Posted: April 01, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4094183)
Per their website the Indiana BMV offers at least 53 specialty plates honoring different organizations (including the Indianapolis Colts), 33 plates honoring various educational institutions, 15 different types of military plates, in addition to the 9 or 10 types of standard types of license plates. You can get the "In God We Trust" plate for no additional charge so it is nearly as common as the standard Indiana plate.
   17. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 01, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4094190)
edit: And when it comes to "Think of the Children", Florida takes a backseat to nobody. The following different plates are available:

Family First
Family Values
Parents Make a Difference
Stop Child Abuse
Kids Deserve Justice
Keep Kids Drug free
Invest in Children


Whatever happened to "Don't Pull That Plug"?
   18. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 01, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4094220)
Per their website the Indiana BMV offers at least 53 specialty plates honoring different organizations (including the Indianapolis Colts)

But what about the Baltimore Colts???
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 01, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4094227)
The MLB Network has today's Marlins - Yanks game from the new stadium. Looks pretty good but they aren't using the HR celebration device until the regular season. The Monday night game is also on MLB Network.
   20. Swedish Chef Posted: April 01, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4094230)
Too bad that "I paid for Marlins Park and all I got was this lousy license plate" is too long to fit on that.
   21. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 01, 2012 at 02:37 PM (#4094233)
South Carolina offers about 80 of them, including several NASCAR drivers, several out-of-state universities, and the inimitable "Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry" ("In reason we trust")
   22.   Posted: April 01, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4094235)

And when it comes to "Think of the Children", Florida takes a backseat to nobody. The following different plates are available:


There are children in Florida?
   23. bobm Posted: April 01, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4094236)
[2]
With a bit of luck the McCourtsWilpons would have been making those license plates.

FTFY
   24. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: April 01, 2012 at 02:51 PM (#4094244)
Anyone watching the game today? I'm a little underwhelmed....feels a bit like The Trop
   25. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 01, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4094245)
Reminds me of Miller quite a bit. The outfield looks pretty large.
   26. bobm Posted: April 01, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4094433)
MLB Teams Whose Home State / Province Issues Team License Plates

[url="http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20070406&c>Arizona Diamondbacks</a>
<a href="http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120314&c]Atlanta Braves[/url]
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
[url="http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20110823&c>Chicago White Sox</a>
<a href="http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/community/license_plates.jsp"]Cincinnati Reds[/url]
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies [PROJECTED]
Houston Astros
Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies [New Jersey]
Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays

Any others?














   27. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: April 01, 2012 at 09:33 PM (#4094440)
There are children in Florida?


Well, I'd like to issue a witty retort, but Google is worthless on this issue. Google "elementary education enrollment by state", and the best you can get is a pdf from 2001. FWIW, Florida's 2001 elementary school enrollment was 4th in the country, right in line with general population rank.

Florida's not only home to a lot of retirees, but a lot of immigrants from Latin America, who tend to have a lot of children.
   28. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 01, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4094469)
[2]
With a bit of luck the McCourtsWilpons would have been making those license plates.


FTFY


I think the term you're looking for might be S**TFY

**as in Supplemented
   29. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 02, 2012 at 01:05 AM (#4094524)
How many MLB, or pro teams in general, have their own license plates?

The only top-level professional sports teams WITHOUT a licence plate in Ontario are TFC (MLS) and Toronto Rock (National Lacrosse League).
Two CFL (Hamilton, Toronto), an MLB (Toronto), two NHL (Toronto, Ottawa), and an NBA (Toronto).

You can also get them for a ridiculous number of other reasons (universities, professional societies, and square dancing...I laughed when I saw that one.).

Edit: It seems bobm's link in #26 for Toronto Blue Jays takes you to the full list for Ontario.
   30. zack Posted: April 02, 2012 at 11:26 AM (#4094660)
NM.
   31. SoSH U at work Posted: April 02, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4094665)
NM.


An Isotopes license plate? Cool.

   32. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: April 02, 2012 at 11:43 AM (#4094669)
Not sure if this link will work:

FL Schoolchildren

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