Dave Anderson of the New York Times looked back on Brooklyn memories nearing the 100th anniversary of the opening of Ebbets Field.
Buster Olney at ESPN wrote about A.J. Ellis, Jose Molina, and Alex Avila having good reputations for working with umpires and having good eyes. Umpires will often ask those three, and others, if they missed a borderline ball or strike call.
The bottom line, the catchers explained, is that the umpires want to be the best at what they do and they will ask, from time to time, for immediate feedback," Olney wrote. "But with Ellis, Avila and Molina, those conversations take place quietly, in the course of a day's work, without anybody else knowing about it, and with body language and tone that convey complete respect."
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times wrote about the three Dodgers starting pitchers in limboo either in the bullpen or on the disabled list, with unclear roles and even cloudier futures.
Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register wrote about Matt Kemp's slow start.
Among the entries at this week's 'The Week in GIFs' by Jon Bois is one of Hyun-jin Ryu making the slowest trot to first base in history.
"I don't think there are guys on that staff that throw like him," Jeremy Affeldt said of Zack Greinke, to Austin Laymance of MLB.com. "He's pretty methodical with the way he goes about his business and what he does on the mound. I think he brings just a style of pitching that there are not a lot of guys that can add and subtract with their heater like he does. I think they just wanted to add another ace, and they had the money to do it and that's what they did."