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A look at some interesting stories and columns from newspapers around the nation:

–Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that it's quiet now but tension surely awaits White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and Cubs skipper Mike Quade.

–Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that it's another special opener for the Cardinals.

–Larry Stone of the Seattle Times writes that hard work and great talent has propelled Felix Hernandez.

–Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that even to the casual fan, baseball is chicken soup.

–Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Braves are suddenly getting some national love over the Phillies.

–Gary Peterson of the Contra Costa Times writes that Buster Posey is on the pace to become the Giants' most enduring star catcher.

–Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press writes that Mike Ilitch is as responsible for the Tigers' shortcomings as anyone.

–The Delmarva Daily Times writes that the school bell is about to ring for the Orioles and politely disagrees with the assessment of Steven Goldman, our dear editor-in-chief, that Matt Wieters is a bust.

–Yours truly writes in the Beaver County Times that the Fab Four of Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Neil Walker give the Pirates a base to build upon but it would help if they could also pitch.