After feeling slighted by his favorite team, Marlins Man has decided to go all-in against the new ownership group of the Miami Marlins. The main target of his ire is former New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. On Monday, Marlins Man sent a not-so-subtle message to The Captain.
With the Marlins at Yankee Stadium on Monday, guess who was sitting right behind home plate?
If you guessed Marlins Man — whose real name is Laurence Leavy — you are correct. As you might expect, he was rocking his usual orange Marlins jersey. The name on the back of the jersey, however, may come as a surprise.
Yep, that’s a Marlins jersey with “Jeter” on the back. Marlins Man has had it since Jeter’s retirement ceremony in 2017, and made sure to break it out while visiting Yankee Stadium.
Given Marlins Man’s recent crusade against Jeter, we’re going to guess he was sending a message to the former Yankees star: You can’t stop Marlins Man from showing up, especially in your former stomping grounds.
Marlins Man’s presence in that jersey may be a bit of a dig against Jeter as well. Jeter told reporters he would not attend the series between the Marlins and Yankees at Yankee Stadium because it would be an “awkward situation.” Instead of seeing him, fans were treated to Marlins Man wearing his jersey.
It’s been an interesting couple weeks between for both parties. After the Marlins reportedly ripped up a $200,000 check from Marlins Man, he decided to go at the organization head-on. He officially announced he was looking for a new team, and has taken some opportunities to call out the new ownership group. After the Marlins claimed British Virgin Islands citizenship to avoid going to court, Marlins Man went down there to prove the team didn’t have much of a presence in the area.
Showing up at Yankee Stadium in a “Jeter” jersey is just the latest in Marlins Man’s campaign against the Marlins’ new ownership group. With the season still so young, we’re guessing this won’t be the last time you’ll see Marlins Man.
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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik
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