Summer Sale! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Baltimore Sports Blitz
Sports Baltimore Sports Blitz

Coffee Companion (7/9): Even without game, Nats-O's dominates headlines

Some of you blessed readers tried to make me feel bad yesterday about a particularly hot take, but nothing can make me feel as bad as the Brazilians feel, so I am all set. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's local sports headlines.

- The Orioles game was bagged after a delay of more than two hours, ensuring the Washington Nationals sold plenty of hot dogs and beer and that the Orioles earned a one-game sweep in Washington before another two-game series in Baltimore. The game will be made up Aug. 4.

- The crowd at Nationals Park was a big deal, apparently, with Stephen Strasburg and Buck Showalter giving their very different thoughts on how many Orioles fans were at the park. The great feelings at the park Monday made Peter Schmuck dream of a Beltway World Series.

- Adam Jones will participate in the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday, which will be fun for him but sadly, ensure that we have to listen to at least one round of ESPN annoyance if we want to see him.

- With the trade deadline approaching, I’m doing an inventory of valuable minor leaguers in the Orioles system. Yesterday, I hit Double-A Bowie.

- With Ravens training camp approaching, Dennis Pitta looks to be a key part of the team’s new offense.

jmeoli@baltsun.com

twitter.com/jonmeoli

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Orioles in April

    Orioles in April

    Browse pictures of Orioles baseball games in April 2015.

  • Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards

    Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards

    Look through photos from Orioles Opening Day festivities at Camden Yards on April 10. The Orioles will face the Toronto Blue Jays in their 62nd home opener in Baltimore. 

  • Orioles player salaries for 2015

    Orioles player salaries for 2015

    With the 2015 baseball season just underway, USA Today has released its annual comprehensive list of player salaries. The publication gathers the data from "documents obtained from the MLB Players Association, club officials and filed with Major League Baseball's central office. Deferred payments...

  • All-Time Greatest Orioles

    All-Time Greatest Orioles

    In the six decades since they returned to the American League, 982 players have suited up for the Orioles. Who are the all-time best? Here are The Baltimore Sun's picks — six men at each position, except outfield and starting pitcher (nine apiece). We ranked the top six managers, too, from 1954...

  • Orioles Season Preview 2015

    Orioles Season Preview 2015

  • Orioles Insider

    Orioles Insider

Comments
Loading
84°