Interesting stories from newspapers across North America:
- Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tells a tale of hurdles and Clint Hurdle.
- Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writes that Terry Collins and Clint Hurdle have smashed expectations but three other National League managers are on the hot seat.
- Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News writes that the stats can be thrown out because the battle between the Yankees and Red Sox in the American League East is just heating up.
- Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that Carlos Zambrano doesn’t appear to be on the Yankees' radar for a trade.
- Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that Jose Reyes says an agent switch is not in his plans.
- Tyler Kepner of the New York Times writes that Reyes should be loyal to himself and test the waters.
- Brian Lewis of the New York Post writes that Tom Seaver says the Mets need a plan if Reyes is dealt.
- Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes that the Wilpons must ante up for Reyes.
- Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes about the pro and cons of Sandy Alderson and Mets buying, selling or letting it ride.
- Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about the need for realignment.
- David Wharton of the Los Angeles Times wonders if it is time to give baseball a makeover.
- Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that it's not wise to put Grandpa Miguel Olivo in a rocking chair just yet.
- Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that the Twins' injuries could be a boon in the long run.
- Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that Ubaldo Jimenez must play the ace.
- Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Orioles' season is going downhill in a hurry.
- Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star writes that Jose Molina and Brandon Morrow lead the Blue Jays in their victory over the Reds.
- Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Johnathan Taylor's courage and spirit is an inspiration.
- John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Brandon Phillips wants a contract extension.
- Ben Jones of the Indianapolis Star writes that scorecards may fade but not those memories of keeping score with one's father and grandfather.
- Your truly writes for the Beaver County Times about remembrances of watching Game 7 of the 1971 World Series on television as a 7-year-old with my his late father.
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