David Samson

Many Marlins fans applaud possible ownership change

One of several long lines at the Miami Marlins' fanfest stretched past the beer and pizza kiosks, beyond a stairwell, an elevator, rest rooms and the team store, as fans waited more than 30 minutes for an autograph from Severino Gonzalez, a pitcher with four career victories.

But then Marlins fans are accustomed to waiting. It has been eight years since their team had a winning season, and 14 years since Miami's most recent playoff game.

So on Saturday, many Marlins loyalists were delighted their wait for an ownership change might soon be over. Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to President Donald Trump, has a preliminary agreement to buy the franchise from...