(Miami Herald) In a sea of blue, Laurence Leavy’s orange “Marlins” shirt stands out in the crowd, especially in the pricey seats behind home plate where the TV cameras focus.
Leavy, a 58-year-old Miami lawyer known as “Marlins Man,” said he just loves being part of the game.
But the sight of Leavy in Miami orange rattled the home team enough that he said stadium officials asked him to move — or at least cover up with a Kansas City Royals shirt.
Marlins Man would have none of that Tuesday night. And he was back at it again Wednesday in Game 2 of the World Series in the same seat.
“The owner of the Royals was extremely upset that I was there,” Leavy said Wednesday.
They offered him a private suite if he would move. They tried enticing him with free World Series goodies if he would get rid of the jersey.
No way, Marlins Man said.
Leavy paid $8,000 for that prime seat to see Royals vs. Giants, and he wasn’t about to give it up.
If you have watched any of the World Series games thus far you have no doubt seen this guy behind home plate. Now I can’t decide if I love or loathe this guy.
Ya he paid a boatload for those seats, and you should be able to do just about whatever you want within reason. On the other hand, you know exactly what you are doing when you wear a bright orange Marlins jersey behind home plate of a World Series game that does not feature the Marlins.
Apparently this is what this guy does. No wife or kids, just spends all his money on the best seats at the biggest sporting events in the country and just wears that orange jersey everywhere. Actually sounds like every man’s dream.
After giving it more thought, I love it. Keep doing you Marlins Man.