Marlins Man Won’t Be at Game 7 of the World Series Because He’s Afraid Cleveland Fans Will Kill Him
Laurence Leavy, the Miami lawyer better known to sports fans as Marlins Man, has not missed a World Series clincher in five years. However, he will not be in Cleveland tonight for Game 7 between the Cubs and Indians. And it’s not because the tickets are too expensive.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Marlins Man has decided to skip Game 7 over safety concerns.
Marlins Man will not be at Game 7. It will be the first World Series he has missed in five years. Says decision has to do with his safety.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 2, 2016
Leavy experienced some disturbing hostility from Cleveland fans during his last visit to Progressive Field back in June. In fact, as he explained in a Facebook post, things got so bad he actually had to leave the game.
Leavy also says he had to change his Twitter settings so Cleveland fans couldn’t threaten him via DM.
Just changed my settings so u can’t DM me if I don’t follow u. TOO BAD for thousands of derogatory, bigoted, rude and vulgar Indians fans
— Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) October 25, 2016
In any case, Leavy has decided that keeping his World Series streak alive simply isn’t worth the abuse, so you won’t see his goofy orange Marlins gear behind home plate tonight. And that’s kind of a shame, because Marlins Man is actually a pretty cool dude.
Hat Tip – [The Score]