For Pete's Sake

‘Marlins Man’ will be at T-Bones game Saturday

“Marlins Man” during Game 1 of the 2014 World Series.
“Marlins Man” during Game 1 of the 2014 World Series.

Kansas City played a big part in Laurence Leavy’s rise to national fame.

Leavy is better known as “Marlins Man,” and people really started to take notice of the guy with the Marlins visor and orange jersey during the 2014 World Series.

Leavy had seats in the first row behind the home plate at Kauffman Stadium for during the series and it was hard to miss the orange dot in a sea of blue.

He’s returned many times to Kauffman Stadium, and he’ll be in Kansas City on Saturday. But Leavy will be at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., for the T-Bones’ 7 p.m. game against Sioux Falls. The T-Bones plan to have him coach first base.

According to a news release, the T-Bones’ game is part of a special night that will benefit Gold Glove Charities, which is dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer, for the game.

Former Royals center fielder Willie Wilson is expected to be at the game. The T-Bones said the “guest of honor” is Jacob Sprinkle, an Overland Park middle school student who was diagnosed with cancer in the fifth grade.

The T-Bones will wear specialty jerseys with Sprinkle’s handprints on the sleeves, and they will be auctioned off.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff