The random Miami Marlins fan is back, with the best seat in the house. pic.twitter.com/vfTr4DjmQ0 — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) October 22, 2014 The World Series returned to Kansas City on Tuesday night for the first time in 29 years and sitting right behind home plate, in an otherwise sea of blue, was a guy wearing a bright orange Miami Marlins jacket and a Marlins visor he sometimes turned to the side. Lots of people watching at home had the same reaction: Who the heck is that guy and why is he wearing Marlins gear? Fair questions. Believe it or not, he’s a somewhat famous traveling fan and the Marlins gear is basically his uniform. His name is Laurence Leavy and it looks like he has a pretty sweet life. He was recently at the ALCS. He was at the World Series two years ago . He was at the NBA Finals last year. During Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, so many people were talking about Leavy that it  made the Marlins a trending topic on Twitter and he spawned a parody Twitter account — @WSVisorGuy . Leavy actually has a real Twitter account. He’s @Marlins_Man , and he documents many of his travels there. He always wears the same gear so people know it’s him. He’s posted pics with Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Cabrera in addition to shots of himself being spotted by TV cameras. I am not that fat. Wearing 3 layers of clothes pic.twitter.com/WnHvUMwvej — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) October 17, 2014 TV found me again pic.twitter.com/EnIIG4Sf7Z — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) June 13, 2014 World Series ends. I am in orange pic.twitter.com/oMT8pRof — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) October 29, 2012 At the 2012 World Series, Amy K. Nelson tracked down Leavy and wrote about him at SB Nation . He told Nelson he is a Marlins fan first, one of the originals, in fact, but he’ll travel for big baseball games: “I’m a season ticket holder,” he said in 2012. “I was in New York for the Yankees games [for the ALCS]. I was all over. I just love baseball. I wear the same thing, everywhere I go.” To prove his Marlins fandom, Leavy had a Marlins car custom made this year.  pic.twitter.com/rMGZiJ67Hb — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) June 1, 2014 Might not be everybody’s style, but you can’t fault his loyalty. Your natural inclination when you first saw the Marlins fan behind home plate during Game 1 of the World Series might have been to laugh at him. But if you’re a sports fan, now that you know his story, don’t you wish you were him? More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

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The suggested going rate for a tip at a restaurant is about 15 percent, but it appears Katelyn Davis, wife of Royals pitcher Wade Davis, was feeling a little more generous than that. After she and a few other players’ wives finished a pre-game meal at a suburban Kansas City restaurant, she left a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series for their server. Pretty generous move, huh? The average price for a Game 1 ticket was about $955, but let’s be honest, to a fan dying to be there, that’s as close to priceless as a ticket can get. [Photos: Best of World Series Game 1 - Giants at Royals ] And if you tuned in to Game 1 of the World Series, you undoubtedly spotted a dude in bright orange sitting in the front row behind home plate and wondered who he was and what he was doing there. Turns out he’s a lawyer named Laurence Leavy from Miami , and he’s got a claim to the title of the Marlins’ biggest fan. Why was he there? He goes to every big sporting event he can, especially if it’s a baseball game. Mystery solved. Finally, there’s a new member of the public movement to reinstate Georgia running back Todd Gurley after his autograph controversy, and it’s none other than Gurley himself. He was spotted wearing a ‘Free Gurley’ T-shirt in Athens on the eve of Georgia announcing it plans to file reinstatement papers with the NCAA. Good news for Gurley. – - – - – - – The Yahoo Sports Mad Dash is a roundup of the morning’s trending stories from across the sports landscape. Check it out every day to see what’s buzzing.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series-bound San Francisco Giants say longtime major league scout Stan Saleski has died. He was 59.

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Those hungry for an appetizer ahead of Saturday’s LCS doubleheader should look no further. From Whistle Sports comes this video focusing on all 37 home runs hit by Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton during the 2014, and as a cool aside it keeps a running count of his total home run distance. Stanton’s total home run distance is 15,366 feet, which equals 2.91 miles. Chances are the distance would have gone well beyond three miles had he not missed Miami’s final 17 games after being hit in the face by a Mike Fiers’ fastball. In fact, had he connected for a 474-footer on his 38th homer, it would have been put him right at three miles.  As we saw in the video, he’s quite capable of doing just that.  Here’s a rundown of his longest homers by distance.  1. 484 feet — April 5, in Miami, against San Diego Padres left-hander Eric Stults  2. 470 feet — Aug. 11, in Miami, against St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller  3. 469 feet —April 12, in Philadelphia, against Phillies right-hander Jonathan Pettibone  4. 466 feet — July 18, in Miami, against San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner  5. 463 feet — May 23, in Miami, against Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada  So Stanton got the best of a couple pitchers who will have a big say in how the NLCS plays out.  Stanton added two more home runs that  traveled over 450 feet. His average distance was 415 feet.  Perhaps the most interesting thing about going back and looking at Stanton’s home runs is remembering how impressive his second shortest homer was. On June 16, he hit a 366-foot opposite field clothesline off then Chicago Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel that never got above 48-feet off the ground .   That one defied the laws of physics, while reminding us that Stanton is simply a rare breed of power hitter.  BLS H/N: Eye on Baseball More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired infielder Ed Lucas from the Miami Marlins on a waiver claim.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have hired John Mallee as their hitting coach after Bill Mueller resigned this week.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with the NL East already won, the end of the regular season is turning into a logistical headache for the Washington Nationals

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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins still plan to make a multiyear contract offer to NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, despite his recent season-ending injury.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, Ryan Zimmerman’s healing hamstring appeared to pass a seven-inning test for the playoff-bound Washington Nationals.

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