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 Atlanta Braves assured themselves of at least a spot in a playoff for a Major League Baseball postseason berth by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7.
Jerry Manuel was fired as manager of the New York Mets, who missed the postseason for the fourth straight year with one of the biggest player payrolls in Major League Baseball.