Marlins Man ...Tuesday: Leavy's Fresh Off The NBA Finals

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Did you catch Game 5 of the NBA finals Monday night? If you did, you saw the Golden State Warriors sweep the championship title away from the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in San Francisco. You might have also noticed an orange-clad sports fan sitting court-side. 

That's right. Marlins Man Laurence Leavy is joining us this Tuesday because he was flying to San Francisco during Monday's segment to make it to the game -- and what a game it was.

But, as always, Marlins Man doesn't stop there. Andy just got finished with a week-long or so "Marlins Man experience" and he's been napping since. Yet, after the game Marlins Man hopped a flight to Florida and we're pretty sure he still hasn't slept yet!

This Tuesday, Marlins Man is joining us live from Ocala... where he's bidding on horses. Where in the world is Marlins Man? Sometimes, not even we can keep up! Check out today's segment, here:

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.

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