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Marlins Man was front and center at Yankee Stadium — Derek Jeter jersey and all

Marlins Man Laurence Leavy, a season-ticket holder since 1993, speaks to reporters before a town hall meeting with Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter at Marlins Park on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.
Marlins Man Laurence Leavy, a season-ticket holder since 1993, speaks to reporters before a town hall meeting with Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter at Marlins Park on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. adiaz@miamiherald.com

A familiar face was on hand at Yankee Stadium, right behind home plate, to watch the Marlins' 12-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night — none other than the former Marlins Man himself.

Laurence Leavy, a South Florida attorney known for being right in the middle of the action, caught the up-close-and-personal view of the team he formerly supported drop to 4-12 on the season while the Yankees battered Miami pitching to the tune of 15 hits and three home runs.

His outfit of choice: A custom-made bright orange Derek Jeter Marlins jersey, which came off as a not-so-subtle jab at the new Marlins CEO and co-owner.



Leavy, who had been a Marlins season-ticket holder since the their inaugural season in 1993, has opted to boycott Marlins Park this season after the franchise's new ownership — led by majority owner Bruce Sherman and Jeter — decided not to renew his discounted season tickets right behind home plate in the Diamond Club.

While Leavy made the Jeter jersey back in May for Jeter's retirement ceremony, his sentiment toward the former Yankee has changed during the past few months. Leavy said he was initially happy when it was announced that Jeter would be part of the Marlins' new ownership group, but fallout ensued after Leavy approached Jeter during a town hall in December.

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter address the media one day before opening day on March 28, 2018.

Jeter, meanwhile, did not travel with the Marlins for the series at his old ballpark because he said it would create an "awkward situation."

By the way, the Marlins are not wearing the orange jerseys this season, either.

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