Coffee Companion -- 4/5

April 05, 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:

Brian Roberts hit a three-run homer that carried the Orioles to a 5-1 win over the Tigers in Monday's home opener. ... Jeremy Guthrie has pneumonia, so Brad Bergesen will take his next turn in the rotation. ... Ravens safety Ed Reed is enjoying a healthier offseason than last year. ... Towson turned over its moribund basketball program to Pittsburgh assistant Pat Skerry. ... Terps football coach Randy Edsall has worked to put a system in place to rectify the program's academic problems.

Hitting the links:

1. Peter Schmuck: The O's are finding the plate without much help from the meat of the order [Baltimore Sun]

2. Kevin Cowherd: How exciting is the Orioles' start? Just ask Earl Weaver [Baltimore Sun]

3. Kevin Van Valkenburg writes that a funny thing happened on the way to Camden Yards [Toy Department]

4. The dirty little secret about the Orioles’ 4-0 start is that they’re really not hitting [CSN Baltimore]

5. The Phillies will beat the Orioles in the World Series?!? [philly2philly]

6. Zach Britton just ruined the Orioles' 2017 season [CSN Baltimore]

7. A slimmed-down Jason Berken has been pounding the strike zone [Baltimore Sun]

8. For just a Buck, Orioles fans buy hope [Baltimore Sun]

9. The Ravens need convincing before paying Joe Flacco like an elite QB [NFL.com]

10. Taking stock of Maryland football's spring position battles [Testudo Times]

11. How Jason Arnott shook up the Caps [D.C. Sports Bog]

12. The Capitals are running out of time to fix what ails them [Washington Post]

You said it:

"Upon further review...I will move the O's up from wild card contender to division winner. They will win the World Series in 5 games! LOL! Wouldn't bet my house on it but baseball is about pitching and if the young guys grow up fast, anything is possible this year.  Go O's!" -- reader richthg is chugging the orange Kool-Aid

Video of the morning: 

Here's SI swimsuit model Kate Upton doing the Dougie [hat tip to Hot Clicks]

Send me your funny and/or interesting links, photos, YouTube videos, blogs, Tweets, comments, emails, ideas, leads, etc. If I deem them to be worthy for the blog, I’ll give you a plug. You can reach me at Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com and twitter.com/mattvensel.

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