Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:
- Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times writes that Frank McCourt has disconnected with his most important supporters.
- Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that umpires can't always get it right but Major League Baseball must.
- Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star writes that the Royals have building blocks but the rotation needs shoring up.
- Dave Krieger of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies are still treading water.
- Jason Reid of the Washington Post writes that retaining Davey Johnson as manager next season is Mike Rizzo's only viable option.
- Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times wonders what the Mariners are going to do with Erik Bedard.
- Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune wonders what would happen if the Padres would only open up their wallet.
- Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Donovan Tate gets suspended for 50 games.
- Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that the boots and lousy batting of Tsuyoshi Nishioka can't all be chalked up to nerves.
- John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that Francisco Liriano is hitting his stride but it doesn't mean contract talks are in the offing.
- Tyler Kepner of the New York Times writes that everything is breaking right for Cliff Lee, if not the Phillies.
- Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that Carlos Beltran would OK a trade to a contender.
- John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that the Yankees should get Prince Fielder, even though they have Mark Teixeira.
- Greg Giesen of the Racine Journal-Times writes that the Brewers need a good run up to the All-Star break.
- Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune writes that Carlos Pena has considerable trade value.
- Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wonders if a decision is near on Ryan Franklin.
- Ron Morris of The (Columbia) State writes that South Carolina willed itself to the College World Series championship.
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