Coffee Companion -- 5/11

May 11, 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:

Matt Wieters' two-out RBI base hit in the 13th inning capped off a comeback against the Mariners on Tuesday night and gave the Orioles a much-needed 7-6 win. ... J.J. Hardy, activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, homered in his return to the Orioles lineup. ... Former Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon will be introduced as Maryland's men's basketball coach on Wednesday. ... Sergio Kindle avoided jail time after pleading guilty to drunken-driving charges, but the Ravens linebacker still faces an uncertain future on the football field. ... Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom arrived in Maryland.

Hitting the links:

1. Peter Schmuck: Terps fans aren't going to warm up to Mark Turgeon overnight [Baltimore Sun]

2. Turgeon is the safe, but not the right, hire for Maryland [Sporting News]

3. John Eisenberg gives a thumbs up to the Turgeon hire [CSN Baltimore]

4. The offseason coaching carousel served as a reality check for ACC schools [SI]

5. Maryland fans, meet Mark Turgeon [ESPN]

6. The Turgeon hire got high marks from some national analysts [Baltimore Sun]

7. Bino Ranson says he has not heard if he's staying at Maryland [Tracking the Terps]

8. The Orioles need a gut check [The Loss Column]

9. Who might the Orioles pick in the upcoming draft? [Camden Chat]

10. Ravens rookies have been assigned jersey numbers []

11. Adam Schefter says we shouldn't rule out the Ravens in the hunt for Nnamdi Asomugha  [ESPN]

12. Ted Leonsis says Bruce Boudreau’s future is up to George McPhee [Capitals Insider]

13. The Wizards got new uniforms [D.C. Sports Bog]

You said it:

"cutting down the nets. because no maryland fan ever felt they would see that day." -- reader fkterp gives us his lasting image of now-retired Maryland coaching legend Gary Williams

Video of the morning: 

This might have been the longest lacrosse goal ever [Hat tip to Hot Clicks]

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