Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:

  • Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News writes that Josh Hamilton gets back to work a day after a tragic death at Rangers Ballpark.
  • Jennifer Floyd-Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that the lesson in the death of a fan is to live life to its fullest.
  • David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes that tragedy shines a light on ballpark dangers.
  • Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic writes that the All-Star Game takes a backseat following a Rangers' fan tragic death.
  • Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Major League Baseball can't get past the Steroid Era with cases like that involving Roger Clemens still festering.
  • John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that Derek Jeter gets one fewer game to chase 3,000 hits at Yankee Stadium but Yankees fans pay a bigger price for Friday night's rainout against the Rays.
  • Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Jeter should be cheered when he reaches 3,000 hits, even if he is a Yankee.
  • Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes that the Giants have interest in Carlos Beltran.
  • Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Gordon Beckham is sorry for his gay slur but he should know better.
  • Irv Moss of the Denver Post writes that Tim Wheeler is on the fast track.