Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with 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:
Tuesday's game in Boston was rained out, so Orioles rookie pitcher Zach Britton will get the start at Camden Yards Wednesday against the Yankees. ... First baseman Derrek Lee and shortstop Cesar Izturis are likely headed to the disabled list. ... Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon will go to trial, a judge has ruled, according to an Associated Press report. Meanwhile, Simon is nearing a return to the team. ... Mark Turgeon finalized his coaching staff and got more good news when Nick Faust reaffirmed his commitment to the Terps. ... Despite the rain, Animal Kingdom had another strong workout, perhaps his most focused since arriving in Maryland.
Hitting the links:
2. Wieters delivers when it counts [PressBox]
3. Adjusting expectations for Wieters [The Outside Corner]
4. Ranking the pitchers in the Orioles Hall of Fame [Dempsey's Army]
6. The Ravens' website is starting to rank the best players in team history [Ravens.com]
7. The proliferation of 3-4 defenses has led to changes in philosophy at running back [ESPN]
9. Looking back on the XFL ... why not? [Sports Business Journal]
13. How the Thrashers' rumored move to Winnipeg would affect the Capitals [SB Nation]
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