Milwaukee Brewers defeat Florida Marlins, 7-1

For the most part, there is no final wisdom to be had from the final home game of a failed baseball season.

But there are classy ways go out.

We all pretty much know Ken Macha isn't coming back. Beyond the record, the manager's schmooze-free personality wasn't a good match with this particular clubhouse.

But never let it be said he didn't try to do right by his players and the game.

He took Prince Fielder out in the bottom of the eighth for a pinch runner Sunda...

The doctor told me when I woke up (from surgery) that everything went well," Hawkins said. "I'll be ready for spring training. Actually, I'll be throwing way before then.

It is yet to be determined what exactly the Milwaukee Brewers are constructing. They need reconstruction in a number of areas, both minor and major.

But at least the Brewers brought their lumber for the final home game this season.

And they beat the Florida Marlins over the head with it for a 7-1 victory on an emotional Sunday afternoon at Miller Park to finishwith a 40-41 record at home.

A day after being shut out on Fan Appreciation Night, the Brewers scored all...