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Marlins Man calls Allen Fieldhouse 'best basketball experience'

February 02, 2016

If you kept up with either of the Kansas City Royals’ back-to-back trips to the World Series, surely you’re aware of “Marlins Man,” the fan in the orange visor and Florida Marlins jersey that inevitably showed up in some choice box seats to watch Major League Baseball’s championship....

MARLINS MAN AT THE PHOG

December 29, 2019

Marlins Man is the guy the you see at every major sporting event wearing his bright orange Marlins Jersey.  Last Saturday night he was in Lawrence for the KU Kentucky game and shared this video on Facebook.  He said it was probably the best basketball experience he's ever had!...

 

 

Marlins Man shares kindness in Lyndon

January 31, 2016

LYNDON — Being kind is a learned behavior, one that a special guest speaker known for wearing orange attempted to spread Friday at Lyndon High School — home of the orange and black.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlins man finds friendly faces among the Tigers

January 29, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- A marlin felt right at home with a gymnasium full of tigers Friday.

Laurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man, stopped by Lyndon High School. Principal Brad Marcotte says that Leavy was there to speak to students about...

Kansas City family’s home gets a Christmas makeover with a Royals theme

December 12, 2015

Joan Anderberg was chosen to have the outside of her house decorated in a Royals theme

Anderberg was selected by Lowe’s for the makeover...

 

‘Marlins Man’ pays it forward with visits to Kansas City area schools

December 11, 2015

Laurence Leavy of south Florida is known for sitting behind home plate in Marlins gear

He spoke at an Overland Park elementary school after learning of a dad’s good deed

He encouraged the students to do their own good deeds: getting good grades and helping at home...

 

That Marlins Man seems to be a pretty decent guy

December 11, 2015

It appears that Marlins Man’s affection for Kansas City goes well beyond watching big games from the front rows at The K wearing the bright orange uniform of his favorite team.

 

The Prairie Village Post reports when labor lawyer Laurence Leavy (aka Marlins....

Marlins Man rewards Prairie Village man’s act of kindness with Trailwood appearance

December 10, 2015

Laurence Leavy, Marlins Man, snapping a selfie at Trailwood Thursday.

 

A Prairie Village man’s impromptu act of kindness earned his daughter and a few hundred of her classmates a special afternoon Thursday....

Marlins Man back in KC to spread holiday cheer

December 09, 2015

Laurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man, has returned to Kansas City this week to spread a little holiday cheer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Marlins Man

December 09, 2015

Lawyer Laurence Leavy shares the inspiration behind this cross-country baseball journey as the Marlins Man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MARLINS MAN SPREADS GOOD KARMA: "MY GOAL IS TO GET OTHER PEOPLE TO DO GOOD"

November 24, 2015

In summer 2012, lawyer Laurence Leavy was late to a Miami Heat playoff game. Before the matchup began, the team had laid out white T-shirts on every seat so the crowd would match. "But somebody had stolen my shirt," he remembers, so he remained in a gaudy bright-orange Marlins jersey he had been wearing all day....

“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable…Again

November 24, 2015

This past season, Laurence Leavy (aka “Marlins Man”) attended 148 baseball games, including all five games of the 2015 World Series.

 

And now, the Fort Lauderdale lawyer wants you to own the iconic jersey and visor he wore to those games (and a host of other cool things)…all in the name of charity.

Marlins Man Went to Titans-Jaguars Game and Had the Best Time Ever

November 20, 2015

Well, at least he had fun.

 

The famed Marlins Man took in the Thursday Night Footballmatchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans poolside, decked out head-to-toe in his traditional bright.... 

Marlins Man Went To The Jaguars Game And Wore His Jersey Into A Pool

November 20, 2015

Our favorite sports fan is Marlins Man. If you aren’t familiar with his backstory, Marlins Man’s real name is Laurence Leavy. He runs a law firm in Florida and, after a cancer scare, decided to start going to as many sporting events as possible. He has become a fixture at just about everything you can imagine. World Series?

PHOTO: 'Marlins Man' in baseball denial, goes swimming in Jacksonville

November 20, 2015

Laurence Leavy, also known as "Marlins Man," sure knows how to live life to the fullest.

With the 2015 baseball season all wrapped up, Leavy decided to attend Thursday night's....

Superfan Marlins Man stops in Lee’s Summit

November 20, 2015

Laurence Leavy, a super sports fan known universally as Marlins Man, made an appearance Monday at Hazel Grove Elementary School.

 

Leavy told an auditorium...

Marlins Man lived it up at the Jaguars - Titans game

November 19, 2015

Marlins Man is known for showing up at big sporting events like the World Series and the Super Bowl. Jaguars vs. Titans certainly doesn't classify as a big sporting event, but he showed up anyway and he's clearly the life of 

Marlins Man visits Lenexa elementary school

November 17, 2015

Marlins Man returned to the Kansas City area to speak to students in Lenexa....

 

Laurence Leavy was welcomed at Mill Creek Elementary School on Tuesday, where he encouraged students to help others, set goals, work hard in school, and thank their parents.

Community and famous KC visitor raise thousands for fallen firefighters’ families

November 17, 2015

Thousands of dollars were raised in just hours at the Westport Flea Market Bar and Grill Tuesday night. The money will go to support the families of two fallen firefighters, John Mesh, and Larry Leggio.

 

They died fighting a fire in October on Independence Avenue where arson is suspected.

Marlins Man returns to area to talk education, paying it forward with youngsters

November 16, 2015

he Kansas City Royals are world champions. The Kansas City Chiefs are in a stretch of road games.

The Truman Sports Complex is dark this week, but that didn't stop one of the country's top sports fans from jetting to Kansas City....

A Book by its Cover

November 05, 2015

I sure each of us have judged something or someone by their looks or maybe with today’s technology we made a quick judgement based on a very short glimpse of a video. In some cases the first impression is not the correct one, sometimes the info given to you is by design to sway you to a decision that someone else wants you to believe. In this day and age if you see a 30 second short clip of an event that...

Carroll: No Miracle This Year

November 03, 2015

Former Mets first baseman Ed Kranepool was standing by the expensive box seats behind home plate before Sunday night’s Game 5 watching the video of his 1969 Mets that was being shown on the scoreboard. With the Mets trailing the Kansas City Royals 3 games to 1 and facing elimination Kranepool thought that the Mets were trying to inspire both their fans and their current roster of players. “This doesn’t feel like the Miracle Mets,” I replied. Ed tried to be diplomatic in his response but he basically agreed with my assessment.

 

Hazel Grove Elementary students’ kindness touches Marlins Man

November 03, 2015

First-grade students at Hazel Grove Elementary School recently learned about Marlins Man, who has gained national attention for his frequent appearances at major sporting events while wearing orange Miami Marlins apparel.

 

Laurence Leavy, called Marlins Man by....

Brew: "Marlins Man" Laurence Leavy is a folk hero in the sports world

November 01, 2015

Tune into the World Series on FOX, and you’re likely to see a middle-aged man clad in bright orange sitting right behind home plate. Makes sense, right?

 

The Kansas City Royals are playing the New York Mets, whose colors are blue andorange. Except Laurence Leavy is a.....

Marlins Man already a presence at World Series

November 01, 2015

NEW YORK -- It's nearly midnight when Laurence Leavy makes his exit from his choice seat at Game 3 of the World Series and comes into the tunnel where a throng of media is waiting to talk to the players.

 

But it's Leavy who seems....

We Now Know Why Marlins Man Travels The Country Attending Games

November 01, 2015

If you’ve watched a baseball game recently, odds are you’ve seen Marlins Man. He is a guy who wears an orange Marlins jersey, shows up to games, and sits behind home plate. The Marlins don’t even need to be playing, but he’ll be there, representing his team while enjoying a game with one of the best seats in the house.

The ‘Marlins Man’ mingles with Mets fans at Game 4

November 01, 2015

Mets fans, meet Marlins Man — the mysterious orange presence who always seems to turn up in the best seats at the most important games in all of sports.

 

“I’m a workers comp lawyer from Miami Beach,”....

'Marlins Man' Reveals Cancer Scare Is Why He Attends so Many Sporting Events

October 31, 2015

If you've never heard of "Marlins Man," you've surely seen him.

 

He's the guy in orange—bright orange, that is—who has become a bit of a baseball celebrity. He's frequently seen during the highest-profile MLB games in a seat behind home plate.

Laurence Leavy, known as Marlins Man, a standout at World Series

October 30, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo — A year ago, Laurence Leavy was an eyesore at the World Series. He was the Marlins Man, the guy in that garish orange jersey sitting right behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium.

 

Now, he’s getting the Royal treatment.

Who Is The “Marlins Man”

October 30, 2015

If you watch a major sporting event, you know who Laurence Leavy is; maybe not by name, but you know him. He is the fan who is on the sideline at NBA games or directly behind home plate at MLB games. He is the “Marlins Man”. Leavy is a lawyer from Miami that specializes in labor law and is addicted to attending sporting events. A serious life event led to Leavy’s devotion to watching games up close and personal, giving him a first row look at major games.

Lee's Summit students connect with Marlins Man

October 30, 2015

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -

 

Marlins Man has a soft spot for Kansas City, and has a special message for a group of kids in Lee’s Summit.

First graders at Hazel Grove Elementary wrote to the baseball fan, asking him to video chat with the class. The kids sent him drawings and explained how inspiring he is to them.  Marlins Man, a Floridian, known for sporting his team's bright orange gear at almost every post season game, is also popular for his acts of kindness....

The Man in Orange Behind Home Plate: The Marlins Man

October 29, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(KWCH, Hannah Davis) If you've watched any post-season games -- you've probably seen Laurence Leavy. But most fans know him as the Marlins man.

 

He became famous last year after viewers spotted his bright orange jersey in countless games across the country behind home plate. 

Orange-clad Marlins Man a standout at World Series

October 29, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A year ago, Laurence Leavy was an eyesore at the World Series. He was the Marlins Man, the guy in that garish orange jersey sitting right behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium.

 

Now, he's getting the Royal treatment.

Marlins Man: Game 6 was 'insane'

October 24, 2015

aurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man, says you could not have written a better ending for a movie than how Game 6 of the ALCS ended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story of Marlins Man: Baseball's biggest fan and mysterious Twitter star

October 23, 2015

CHICAGO — It began, as it does often enough, with a woman. Before he decided to go everywhere, she would go nowhere with him. He asked and hoped to no avail....

Marlins Man Gives Back To Kansas City

October 21, 2015

Marlins Man is known for spending money. The 59-year-old North Miami Beach lawyer has a lot of it, and mostly spends it on himself.

 

"I never had any kids, nor have any wife ... You don't have to pay for a wife and kids, so you have money in the bank," he said during last year's World Series....

Charitable donations for firefighter families ‘overwhelming,’ organizers say

October 20, 2015

Two days after a fire killed her firefighting uncle, Bianca Caponetto sat down at her computer.

 

Signing into an online fundraising site, she designed a shirt bearing the names of her uncle, John Mesh, and Larry Leggio, the other Kansas City firefighter who died battling the Oct. 12 blaze on Independence Avenue....

 

You Still Can’t Miss Marlins Man

October 20, 2015

If you’ve been watching the MLB postseason games (and if you haven’t, start, they’ve been pretty great) you’ve no doubt noticed him on your TV screen. You can’t miss him. He’s the guy in the bright orange Marlins jersey and orange Marlins visor – usually tilted to the side, just for effect.

He’s known simply as “Marlins Man,” and you never know where he’ll pop up next. But wherever it is, he’s certainly easy to spot, always perched in a seat behind home plate in full view on every pitch.

The Bright Orange Man Behind the Plate

October 20, 2015

The image above comes from Major League Baseball’s 2014 World Series, as made evident by the words on the backdrop. The teams playing are the San Francisco Giants and the host team, the Kansas City Royals. But the man behind the plate — not the umpire, but the one in orange in the stands — is wearing a jersey and hat for another team, the Marlins. That’s an expensive seat for a man whose preferred team plays in Miami, about 1,500 miles from Kansas City.

Marlins Man trades orange for blue to honor KCFD

October 18, 2015

Meet the man Royals fans are eager to get a selfie with this postseason. Laurence Leavy is also known as Marlins Man. He is a sports fanatic that dons an orange Miami Marlins jersey and visor to every game he attends.


ALCS 2015: 'Marlins Man' donates $10K to familes of fallen Kansas City firefighters

October 18, 2015

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Marlins Man catches attention at playoff baseball games

October 19, 2015

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"Marlins Man" Laurence Leavy usually sticks out like an orange thumb wherever he goes, and he may even pop up at Wrigley Field for the National League Championship Series this week....

Marlins Man stops at KC animal shelter

October 18, 2015

Marlins Man stops at KC animal shelter | Local News - KMBC Home

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Laurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man, made a stop at Great Plains SPCA on Saturday...

UNION: Laurence Leavy, Marlins Man, donates $20K to families of fallen firefighters

October 18, 2015

UNION: Laurence Leavy, Marlins Man, donates $20K to families of fallen firefighters - + KSHB.com

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Earlier in the week, Laurence Leavy donned a hat in tribute to two fallen firefighters from the Kansas City Fire Department.

On Saturday, the baseball fan known as "Marlins Man" made a...

Marlins Man donates money to families of fallen firefighters

October 18, 2015

We all see him behind the plate of every important baseball game. Marlins Man stands out like a sore thumb.His name is Laurence Leavy, and he's a.....

 

Marlins Man donates $10K to families of Kansas City fallen firefighters

October 18, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Royals fans have seen him sitting behind home plate at nearly every pivotal playoff game the past few seasons, but now the Marlins Man is helping the families of two Kansas City fallen firefighters...

Marlins Man gave $10,000 to families of fallen Kansas City firefighters

October 18, 2015

When the Royals hosted the Blue Jays for the first two games of the ALCS, there was a sea of blue in the stands — and a familiar burst of orange behind home plate. Yes, Marlins Man, that superfan who make it his business to attend practically every major U.S. sporting event, was on hand....

The man behind the Marlins jersey

October 17, 2015

If you've watched any post-season game- you've probably seen Laurence Leavy, but most fans know him as the "Marlins Man."

 

He became famous last year after viewers spotted his bright orange jersey...

It's another banner day for Miami's beleaguered Al Golden

October 17, 2015

The airplane banner saga continued for beleaguered University of Miami head coach Al Golden on Saturday.

 

Ahead of an ACC tilt versus Virginia Tech, multiple banners....

Here's Marlins Man helping a person in a horse mask back to their seat at the ALCS

October 16, 2015

The MLB playoffs are heating up, which means you can expect to see MarlinsMan perched behind home plate at big games in his trademark orange Marlins jersey. What you may not have expected to see at Game 1 of the ALCS was another fan behind home plate wearing a horse mask:

New Al Golden Banners Fly Above Canes Game

October 17, 2015

Two new banners flew over Sun Life Stadium Saturday ahead of the University of Miami's football game against Virginia Tech.

Marlins Man Pays it Forward in KC | Royals Blue

October 15, 2015

Last October, Royals fans at home were in wonderment of just who that "guy in the bright orange" was behind home plate on their TV sets. Surrounded by a sea of blue, his contrast stuck out like a sore thumb. It had been rumored that Royals ownership had even tried to no avail at moving him from such a prominent location . For the first nationally televised Royals postseason games in 30 years, this was a bit of an unwanted distraction....

Laurence Leavy, 'Marlins Man', switches colors to honor Kansas City Fire Department

October 15, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Laurence Leavy, known to most baseball fans as "Marlins Man," garnered the attention of baseball fans across America by showing up dressed head to toe in Miami Marlins gear.

Marlins Man changes his visor for special Royals hat in support of KC fire department

October 14, 2015

Marlins Man was at Kauffman Stadium for Game 5 of the ALDSeries

And he was wearing one of the special hats made to support the KC fire department...

Marlins Man publicly pledges his support for the Royals

October 13, 2015

Laurence Leavy, who is better known as Marlins Man, pledged his support for the Royals

Leavy made the announcement on social media on Tuesday....

 

Marlins Man is back in Kansas City and we're happy to see him

October 08, 2015

e're hoping Marlins Man can bring us better luck in 2015 as he arrives in Kansas City for the ALDS.