Who was that guy in orange behind the plate?
J Thoendell stashed this in Sports
You couldn’t miss him — the middle-aged gentleman in Marlins orange against a sea of royal blue in one of the priciest seats at Kauffman Stadium.
His name is Laurence Leavy. He’s a 58-year-old Miami lawyer and huge baseball fan who goes by Marlins_Man on Twitter. So huge, in fact, that he reportedly paid $8,000 to watch two teams that aren’t the Marlins play in the World Series.
But his sartorial splendor didn’t sit well with the Royals front office, which apparently hates Miami orange as much as San Francisco orange. According to the Miami Herald, the Royals offered him a private suite if he moved or World Series goodies if he shed the offending jersey.
Leavy didn’t budge. “The owner of the Royals was extremely upset that I was there,” he told the Herald.