Coffee Companion -- 3/1

March 01, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:

Brad Bergesen started strong in the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Pirates on Monday. ... Nolan Reimold went hitless in his first 22 at-bats last spring but this year he is off to a promising start. ... Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for a second straight week. ... Baltimore sports talk station 105.7 The Fan unveiled a reshuffled weekday programming lineup Monday.

Hitting the links:

1. The architectural style and the baseball amenities make Ed Smith Stadium a field of dreams [Baltimore Sun]

2. The Orioles give the newly-renovated stadium a big thumbs up [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

3. Nolan Reimold and Felix Pie were left in limbo by the Orioles [AP]

4. Zach Britton is ready to shine with the Orioles []

5. Brad Bergesen could be a sleeper who helps revitalize the Orioles' rotation [NESN]

6. Mike Preston: It's put up or shut up when it comes to John Harbaugh's offensive blueprint [Baltimore Sun]

7. AFC North combine thoughts [ESPN]

8. John Eisenberg: Surviving the NFL combine [CSN Baltimore]

9. Josh Wilson should be one of the most coveted free-agent cornerbacks [Sporting News]

10. The Ravens should beware: linebackers do grow old [Press Box]

11. NFL prospect Dontay Moch says he is a "hybrid Terrell Suggs," whatever that means [Baltimore Sun]

12. Former Terps forward Shane Walker is hitting his stride at Loyola [Baltimore Sun]

13. Alex Ovechkin is a falling star [SI]

14. The Capitals are back in the Stanley Cup conversation [On Frozen Blog]

15. Capitals GM George McPhee: "I'm really happy with what we've acquired" [Capitals Insider]

You said it:

"I promised I wouldn't bash sports talk radio again if they got rid of Anita Marks." -- reader mr49775 reacts -- well, kind of -- to the news that Bruce Cunningham has left his weekday show on 105.7 The Fan

Video of the morning:

Oregon State's Stephen Paea set the combine bench press record with 49 reps (no problem)

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