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With orange jersey, Miami Marlins fan stands out at World Series, and he's not moving

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo, Miami Marlins fan Laurence Leavy, rear right, is shown wearing a bright orange Marlins jersey during Game 2 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy declined. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo, Miami Marlins fan Laurence Leavy, rear right, is shown wearing a bright orange Marlins jersey during Game 2 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy declined. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Among the standouts at the World Series has been a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate.

Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot at Games 1 and 2 amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He says a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy (pronounced Leh'-vee) declined.

Two nights of network TV air time made Leavy a celebrity. Since the World Series began, his followers on Twitter have climbed from 175 to 6,800.

The 58-year-old South Florida attorney describes himself as a sports geek who can afford to go to games around the country because he has no wife or children. He has been traveling to big events for 15 years, buying tickets on the Internet.