The Washington Post
GIF of the week: Tyson Rossa Slider
In 2012, Tyson Ross was struggling as an Athletics starter, posting a whopping 6.50 ERA and an unimpressive 5.65 strikeouts per 9 over 73.1 IP.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs vs. Padres Preview, Thursday 7/24, 7:05 CT
The Cubs and Padres have split six games this year. The winner of tonight's game takes the season series, for whatever that's worth.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
On deck: Kershaw rolling for Dodgers
The series: Having dropped four of their first six matchups against Los Angeles this year at Petco Park, the Padres will play their first series this year at Dodger Stadium, where they lost five of nine in 2013.
2014 MLB All-Star Game: Marlins' Stanton, Alvarez missed out on deserving spots
The Miami Marlins landed only one player on the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, but both representative Giancarlo Stanton and "snub" Henderson Alvarez missed out on deserving spots in the Midsummer Classic.
The All July 4 baseball team
Happy Independence Day, Athletics Nation! Today is the patriotic holiday of all patriotic holidays, America's birthday.