Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:

  • Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Angels' home opener was a stark contrast to the Dodgers' debacle.
  • Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune says good riddance to tainted slugger Manny Ramirez.
  • Monte Poole of the Oakland Tribune writes that the Giants can't help but play in heart-stopping style.
  • Gary Peterson of the Contra Costa Times writes that there is no chance of Brian Wilson worrying.
  • Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that there were no worries on the Twins' bench with the home opener in Joe Mauer's hands.
  • Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle writes that ups and downs suit J.R. Towles.
  • Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press writes that Victor Martinez's first impression at Comerica Park was a good one.
  • John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that Jose Reyes is a special athlete but a lack of a plan at the plate may lead him out of New York.
  • George Vecsey of the New York Times writes that baggage, old and new, arrived at Citi Field.
  • Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that the Mariners honored legendary broadcaster Dave Niehaus with a touching tribute.