Marlins Man wears many hats here on the Andy Slater Show, so it should come at little to no surprise that Laurence Leavy is in the 940WINZ studio this Thursday for a belated Marlins Man Monday.
We've all had a "catch-up" week. Andy was out and about during the Memorial Day weekend, and then dove straight into jury duty responsibilities. Marlins Man was also busy:
- Royals at Yankees in New York
- Padres at Mets, also in New York
- Mets at Pirates in Pittsburgh
- Predators at Penguins in Pittsburgh for the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals
An incredible game, with a winning goal (for the Penguins) actually scored by the Nashville Predators... on their own goal!
When you're Marlins Man, you somehow find a way to the best seats in the house for the most amazing games... and it all works out. That's just one of the things that keeps Laurence Leavy's life so interesting. But, we're wondering -- with all of tickets that Marlins Man buys, has he ever gotten ripped off?
We've got an interesting conversation, here. Check it out in this week's Marlins Man Monday (er, Thursday) on the Andy Slater Show:
About Marlins Man: Beginning in 2012, Laurence Leavy started gaining attention for his attendance at a number of professional sporting events (not just Marlins games!), always decked out in his bright orange Miami Marlins gear.
Originally an Atlanta Braves fan, Leavy was first noticed at a 2012 Miami Heat playoff game in which white T-shirts were distributed. Wearing his orange Marlins shirt after attending their game earlier that same day, the white T-shirt was stolen from his seat, causing him to be visible against the rest of the white shirts on television.
Leavy credits his prominence to the new color scheme introduced first by the Marlins that year. The term Marlins Man was first coined by a park ranger who recognized Leavy near the Golden Gate Bridge!
And although you can find him at many events, don't expect to see him alone! Instead of buying the premiere seats only for himself, he’s using his Facebook account, the Andy Slater Show, and other outlets to "pay it forward" by inviting total strangers — three and four at a time — to join and sit with him at games! The free tickets come with one simple request from Leavy: that those receiving them continue to “pay it forward” by performing some benevolent act of kindness for others in need.
All along the his sports-ridden journey, he will be continue to be joined by strangers-turned-friends.