Marlins Man Cites Fear Of Assassination As Reason For Missing Game 7
Marlins Man is a grown, adult male who dresses up in bright orange Miami Marlins gear and travels the country going to sports games and sitting in expensive seats where he can be seen on television broadcasts. When he's not doing that, he's a lawyer named Laurence Leavy. Basically, Marlins Man is exactly what we'd get if an intentionally bad Superman/Clark Kent knockoff from an episode of Family Guy came to life.
Since his entire existence is based on being seen and heard from at high-profile sporting events, his absence from Game 7 of the World Series was noted (and largely appreciated) by viewers. Earlier in the day, the Miami Herald published an unnecessarily long piece about Leavy's interactions with Indians fans, which had apparently begun souring over the summer when he was harassed at a Indians-White Sox game and had to leave the stadium in fear.
"People were trying to take my visor, rip off my jersey," he said.
"At first I thought it was just a couple of drunks, so I started walking around the stadium and things just got worse to the point where I was asking concession workers for security. There was none."
"The people in Cleveland attacked me," Leavy says now. "The Cleveland Indians watched the video [that he taped outside the park after the incident] and tried to make things right, offered me 200 tickets for July 4th to bring police and firemen. I told them no and went to the Marlins-Mets games in New York."
Okay then...I guess you really showed them...
He proceeded to issue his own "Marlins Man curse" on the Indians before the World Series started, then declared,
"After getting dozens of death threats and hundreds of threats of violence against me, thousands of people I had to block [on Twitter], I decided it wasn't worth my safety or health."
You'd imagine that if you were getting death threats and that you feared for your safety, that you'd lay low and let things cool off. Having your life threatened is a terrifying thing, even when it's online, and that would be reason for anyone to take a step back from the limelight. Even Kim Kardashian has stayed off of Twitter.
Except, Marlins Man has done nothing of the sort. Instead he decided to antagonize fans further by declaring that Indians fans are trash in an "apology" letter (to?) for not being at Game 7.
Nice disclaimer about the Cavs fans at the end there. I personally love the implication that he owes anyone an apology for not being there, as if it affected the outcome or anyone's enjoyment of the game in any way, shape or form.
This whole rant and the way he has handled this so publicly - and with such childish pettiness - only makes me more suspicious of his story. Sports fans are horrendous. They say and tweet vile, derogatory things at people they don't like on a minute-by-minute basis, and I don't condone any of it. But what he's getting right down in the dirt with them and claiming moral high ground. I've been undeservedly harassed plenty of times. I've still never said or tweeted anything like that.
I hope that no one is threatening his life, it's just hard to believe his story when he puts on a public display like this.
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