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‘Marlins Man’ Stealing Show During World Series, 2014 MLB Postseason

If you watched either of the first two games of the World Series, you might have asked yourself, “Who is that guy sitting behind home plate wearing a bright orange Miami Marlins jacket?” If you didn’t, we’ll let it slide, though we’d suggest paying a little more attention to the things that really matter in life. To answer the question, his name is Laurence Leavy, better...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 23, 1997

Three runs in the ninth inning are not enough, as the Florida Marlins edge out the Cleveland Indians by an 8-7 final in the last game of the season at Jacobs Field. The Marlins take a 3-2 World Series lead over the Indians as the series returns to Miami. The Indians score four in the second and third innings to overcome an early two run deficit, thanks to an RBI-single by Sandy Alomar...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Users Troll Marlins Fan Who Attends World Series (Photo)

In the sea of royal blue, you’ll see that orange dot stick out and quite obnoxiously.  This Marlins fan is getting more buzz than the game and that’s not a good thing. Game 1 already took the cake for having the worst ratings in MLB history. Perhaps it’s up to “The Marlins Man” to keep the game alive? Meanwhile on Twitter, some people had fun with his presence in Kansas...
Via Geeks and Cleats
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fan behind home plate says Royals offered him private suite to move

If you watched Game 1 of the World Series on TV Tuesday night, you may have noticed a man in an orange visor and jacket sitting in the front row behind home plate. His name is Laurence Leavy, and he is — believe it or not — a Miami Marlins fan. Leavy, 58, calls himself...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Fan Sits Behind Home Plate At World Series (Photo)

Just like their stadium back in Miami, this Marlins fan was also sitting alone in a baseball stadium. Baseball fans can certainly appreciate other fans. But amongst the Royals fans, this bright orange jersey definitely stood out. The Marlins fan, Laurence Leavy, and is notoriously known for wearing his Marlins gear where it’s clearly not in attendance. Perhaps he likes to stand...
Via Geeks and Cleats
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Reportedly Begged The Marlins Fan At Game 1 Of The World Series To Move From His Seat Behind Home Plate

If you were watching Game 1 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan in Marlins gear declined to change when asked

The Internet had some fun on Tuesday night speculating why in the heck was a guy dressed in Miami Marlins gear was kicking it in primo seats behind home plate during Game 1 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants. It turns out the guy has made the act...Read More The post Fan wearing Marlins garb at World Series allegedly asked to remove it ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins may have James Shields atop shopping list

The Marlins infused their roster with veterans such as Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Casey McGehee last offseason and it paid off, as the team improved by 15 wins from the year before. This winter, according to MLB.com, Miami hopes to gain even more experience, specifically free agents who have been to the playoffs before. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro gave five players the Marlins may...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who Is Marlins Man?

By Michael Weber. Watching game 1 of the World Series last night it was hard to miss the man in the bright orange jersey and visor sitting front-and-center behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium.  The jersey and visor sported the Miami Marlins logo and the man wearing them was Laurence Leavy. Leavy, a.k.a Marlins Man, is a sports enthusiast who has been spotted at major events nation...
Via Beyond The Spread
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fan proving you can go to World Series without your team

When you're a Miami Marlins fan, you don't wait for your team to reach the World Series to make your own trip to the Fall Classic. That's the lesson from Laurence Leavy, who had a front-row seat behind home plate for Game 1 of the World Series in Kansas City, and was pretty noticeable since he was sporting an orange Marlins windbreaker in a sea of Royals blue. It wasn...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who’s The Marlins Fan At The World Series?

If you are watching the World Series and are paying attention to the fans behind home plate, you have probably noticed a man wearing orange Miami Marlins gear. Maybe you have spotted him at other games this postseason, as he was at the Royals-Orioles series and in San Francisco for the NLCS. So who is this guy? Is he aware he has the wrong MLB gear on? Meet Marlins Man! Marlins...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins position analysis: Shortstop

While there are questions at first and second base this offseason, the area of the infield with the most certainty would be shortstop after a career year from Adeiny Hechavarria. The 25-year-old has appeared in 294 of 324 games over the past two seasons since being acquired in the 2012 blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hechavarria played in 146 games this year. A right...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League Baseball. Young, 35, was a key part of Seattle's rotation a year after struggling in limited...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Drake Airballs Jumper at Kentucky Midnight Madness

Started from the bottom, now Drake’s ball is back at the bottom without hitting the rim. – – – – – Also see … Report: NFL teams worried Johnny Manziel’s love of Drake suggests serious judgment issues Drake schedules emergency photo op with 1st place, 5-2 Miami Marlins SP’s NCAA Basketball page The post VIDEO: Drake Airballs Jumper at Kentucky Midnight Madness appeared...
Via Sports Pickle
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose M. Fernandez Cuban Stats

Multiple reports indicate Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has left the island and will seek to play in MLB. For those of you Google-stymied by his also-Cuban namesake, his full name is Jose Miguel Fernandez Diaz. I have Fernandez’s birthday as April 27, 1988, meaning that 2015 will be his age-27 season. He has played played for Matanzas in Serie Nacional since 2007-2008, giving...
Via Obstructed View
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jose Fernandez defects from Cuba

With many teams in search of a second baseman this offseason, the best player available may now be on the market. Jon Morosi of Foxsports is reporting that Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has defected and is looking to sign a major league contract.Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez has defected and is seeking an MLB contract, sources confirm. He's regarded as a big league player.—...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Second base

Second base wasn't supposed to be a revolving door in 2014 when the Miami Marlins signed veteran Rafael Furcal to a one-year, $3.5 million deal last offseason. But various leg injuries prevented the 36-year-old from re-energizing his career in South Florida. After missing 2013 with Tommy John surgery, Furcal sustained a hamstring strain during spring training in Jupiter, Fla...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarl-no Stanton

Oh boy, that title sure was a doozy. But oh well, it gets my point across; Giancarlo Stanton won’t be coming to Boston this off-season. Could Cespedes be heading south? Yoenis Cespedes by Kelly O’Connor Don’t get me wrong, I love Stanton and could spend literally all day watching replays of his home runs on youtube. But it’s just not going to happen, at least not this year...
Via Fire Brand AL
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation to spring training, was coming off a 50-game suspension after the Biogenesis probe. Upon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: All of Giancarlo Stanton's 2014 homers added up

This is a pretty awesome video put together by the staff over at Whistle Sports. It shows all 37 of Giancarlo Stanton’s homers from the 2014 season. Needless to say, there were some tape-measure shots. It also adds up the distance of all the homers, which was a total of nearly three miles. Who needs to ride a scooter to the ballpark? Instead, maybe just hitch on to one of Stanton’s...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation to spring training, was coming off a 50-game suspension after the Biogenesis probe. Upon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Three Miles of Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs

A plaintive voice from within the internet has suggested to the author that the video embedded here — which features all 37 of Miami outfielder/real-life colossus Giancarlo Stanton‘s home runs from 2014 — might be of some interest to at least a portion of this site’s readers. An idea with merit, that. Of particular note […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami targeting SP this offseason

The Miami Marlins exceeded all expectations this season and were able to compete for a playoff spot until the final week of the season.  Heading into this offseason, instead of standing pat, MLB.com's, Joe Frisaro, is reporting that the club is set to target starting pitching this winter.This would be a major step toward helping the club remain competitive and getting to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: First base

Though it's the beginning of the offseason, the Miami Marlins front office is already looking ahead to 2015 and working on ways the team can reach the postseason for the first time since 2003. Over the next few weeks, I'll be breaking down the Marlins at each position -- analyzing what went right and wrong for the players that saw action there -- as well as the likelihood...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins to pursue starting pitching this winter

The Miami Marlins appear intent on pursuing a starting pitching upgrade this winter, as the position is "high on Miami's shopping list this offseason", according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. The Marlins seem set on adding versatility to their 40-man roster, which could lead to some current starters moving to the bullpen, opening the door for new faces in the rotation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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