Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:

  • Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that interleague play would still be worth it with a few tweaks.
  • Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that C.J. Wilson being selected to the American League All-Star team over CC Sabathia is a moot point everywhere except New York.
  • Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic writes that the All-Star Game weather will be awful but the climate has improved dramatically.
  • Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that Michael Cuddyer will be ready for anything at the All-Star Game, including a hole in his hotel room floor.
  • Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Andrew McCutchen deserves an All-Star spot.
  • Jim Peltz of the Los Angeles Times writes that Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Jered Weaver and Howie Kendrick are All-Stars.
  • Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Tommy Hanson missing the All-Star Game is not a San Francisco treat.
  • Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writes that the Mets are resilient again in victory amid initial uncertainty about Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey.
  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that the Mets are considering making Reyes a substantial offer.
  • Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes about TV's supporting role in the Dodgers' drama.
  • Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Reds need to break the chains of mediocrity.
  • Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle writes that it's all work and no wins for Jordan Lyles.
  • Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Aramis Ramirez's status for next season is a tough call for the Cubs.