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‘Marlins Man’ is auctioning his World Series jersey for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Laurence Leavy, aka “Marlins Man” had a great view of the Kansas City Royals at World Series games at Kauffman Stadium.
Laurence Leavy, aka “Marlins Man” had a great view of the Kansas City Royals at World Series games at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Star

“Marlins Man” is giving the shirt off his back to one lucky fan.

During the Royals’ run to the World Series, “Marlins Man” became a minor celebrity. “Marlins Man” was the sobriquet given to Miami lawyer Laurence Leavy, who had tickets behind home plate for all seven games of the World Series.

There he was at Kauffman Stadium and AT&T Park in a bright orange Miami Marlins jersey. That infuriated the Royals and led to his Twitter meme as he hilariously showed up at historic events.

Now Leavy is auctioning his jersey and visor, along with used tickets for games one, two, five, six and seven of the World Series, on eBay.

But, wait, there’s more.

Leavy wrote in the eBay description that the winning bidder and a guest will have a choice of attending a Giants-Marlins game with Levy in San Francisco or Miami next year.

The winner will receive two first-class round-trip tickets to Miami or San Francisco and hotel accommodations for two nights.

Pretty sweet deal, right?

And Levy’s doing this for a good cause. All the proceeds from the auction will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

As of 12:30 on Sunday morning, the top bid was $5,321. The auction closes on Tuesday afternoon.

Certainly there has to be a Royals fan who can return the favor and show up at a Marlins game in blue, right?

Hat tip to CBSSports.com.

To reach Pete Grathoff, call 816-234-4330 or send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/pgrathoff

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