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Did 'Marlins Man' just switch allegiances?

@FlannyMLB
August 5, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- "Marlins Man" got a Royal makeover during Wednesday night’s Cubs-Royals game at Kauffman Stadium. In the top of the second inning, with Cubs starter Yu Darvish facing Ryan McBroom, viewers of the telecast could see someone with a long pole lowering a Royals jersey over a cardboard

KANSAS CITY -- "Marlins Man" got a Royal makeover during Wednesday night’s Cubs-Royals game at Kauffman Stadium.

In the top of the second inning, with Cubs starter Yu Darvish facing Ryan McBroom, viewers of the telecast could see someone with a long pole lowering a Royals jersey over a cardboard cutout of Marlins Man seated behind home plate. That someone was the Royals’ mascot, “Sluggerrr.”

Marlins Man, whose name is Laurence Leavy, is a baseball fan who has become somewhat legendary for buying seats right behind home plate of games across MLB, including games at Kauffman Stadium.

Normally, Marlins Man is recognizable for his bright orange Marlins jersey and hat.

But Sluggerrr would have none of it, and with a pole dropped a Royals jersey over the cutout.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB.