Laurence Leavy, aka "Marlins Man," describes how he came up with the idea for the Royals new hand signal. mschupmann@kcstar.com
Laurence Leavy, aka "Marlins Man," describes how he came up with the idea for the Royals new hand signal. mschupmann@kcstar.com

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Marlins Man lavishes praise on Kansas City sports fans

By Pete Grathoff

pgrathoff@kcstar.com

October 04, 2017 09:15 AM

UPDATED October 04, 2017 09:22 AM

Laurence Levy continues to live a sports fan’s dream life.

Levy, who is better known as Marlins Man because of the orange Marlins visor and jersey he wears to every sporting event he attends, was in Kansas City for a long weekend of sports fun.

His itinerary: Two Royals games, Late Night In The Phog at KU, the Kansas State-Baylor football game and Monday’s Chiefs-Washington game. Levy said he also took part in two charity events.

THANK YOU KANSAS for AMAZING weekend, 2 @Royals games, 1KU basketball Late Night, 1 kstate football game, 1 Chiefs game, 2 charity events

— Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) October 3, 2017

I KNOW KAUFFMAN,AND ARROWHEAD in mo. Ran out of space. Lol

— Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) October 3, 2017

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Fans often try to get selfies with Marlins Man, so it’s no surprise that Levy posted photos from the stops he made:

I have so much fun at @Royals games. #foreverRoyal pic.twitter.com/TKxkU2p1z7

— Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) October 3, 2017

With @WayneSeldenJr at LATE NIGHT for @KUAthletics pic.twitter.com/OCKQ789AS0

— Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) October 3, 2017

AMAZING TIME IN KC @Chiefs pic.twitter.com/EJw8O6DPPL

— Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) October 3, 2017

pic.twitter.com/lL8SsGots5

— The K-State Family (@thekstatefamily) October 3, 2017

During the Royals’ playoff runs in 2014 and 2015, Levy was a familiar face at Kauffman Stadium. He has called Kansas City his second home.

Levy headed to Yankees Stadium for the American League Wild Card Game after his weekend in Kansas City, but he took time to lavish praise on fans here.

Levy tweeted: “The most honest, sincere, grateful and appreciative people live in Kansas City and are @Royals and @chiefs fans.”

The most honest, sincere, grateful and appreciative people live in Kansas City and are @Royals and @chiefs fans. pic.twitter.com/bg2Lcle36p

— Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) October 3, 2017

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff