Russell McBride has been a Miami Marlins fan since the Major League Baseball team’s first season in 1993.
Not even winning records have helped New York’s baseball teams at the turnstiles this season.
Outfielder Jason Heyward signed a two-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, avoiding salary arbitration.
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson signed on for one more year with a goal of winning the 2013 World Series before becoming a team consultant.
The injury-depleted Philadelphia Phillies might be missing two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Roy Halladay until July as they try to win the National League East division for the sixth straight season.
The Washington Nationals split a doubleheader with the Los Angeles Dodgers, moving one win from giving the nation’s capital a postseason baseball team for the first time in 79 years.