I love this guy!
Apparently he's a Broward workers' comp attorney named Laurence Leavy.
He's done more with this gesture to promote the Marlins and create good will in this community than that entire organization has ever done in its history.
The Sun-Sentinel has more:
Laurence Leavy is a 58-year-old lawyer with an office in Davie and a lot of spare money to travel to sports events. Super Bowls. Horse races. If you cull the internet, he's wearing his orange Marlins jersey in a sea of white at the "White-Hot" Heat playoff games.Larry, if you've got time, send us an email -- we'd love to chat with you!
ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted he didn't know who the "Marlins guy" was - and Leavy tweeted him back with his phone number for all in the Twitter-verse to see. ESPN's Keith Olbermann named those criticising him, "Today's Worst Person in the Sports World." He also described Leavy as "wearing that glow-in-the-dark, possibly nuclear-powered orange Marlins shirt and/or jacket.''(The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer wrote about him in this story.)
My first question: Tell me you didn't pay retail for that outfit -- it's forever been in the discount racks at the Ross downtown.
(Hey, these are the things I'm interested in.)