A look at some interesting stories and columns from newspapers around the nation:
–Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that it's another special opener for the Cardinals.
–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.
–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.