Interesting stories from newspapers across North America:
- David Wharton of the Los Angeles Times writes that "dead money" lives on to haunt teams that continue to pay players no longer on the roster.
- Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times conducts a question-and-answer with Frank McCourt, who says "I have just begun to fight." Shaikin also writes that other baseball owners could wind up footing the Dodgers' bills.
- John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that Derek Jeter is no longer the player he once was and it's getting painful to watch.
- Tim Smith of the New York Daily News writes the Mets went into Philadelphia riding high after bottom feeding but got a reality check against the Phillies.
- Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Braves can't go lightly on discipline for Roger McDowell and Derek Lowe.
- Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star writes that Travis Snider's demotion belies the Blue Jays' commitment to the future.
- Sam Miller of the Orange County Register writes that Bobby Grich is a no-brainer Hall of Famer.
- Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic writes that major-league radar gun readings are susceptible to hijinks.