Want a killer appetizer? The pork cubes and hot cilantro dipping sauce at Little Havana. And I'm not even a cilantro guy.
Sit outside and enjoy the view...and the smell of rotting fish. I'm told it's only temporary (the smell, not the view) - like an Orioles lead.
The Orioles could have an interesting choice when their pick rolls around in tomorrow's draft. They really like Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters, who might be available if Kansas City, picking second, decides he'll be too expensive with Scott Boras representing him. But the Orioles also covet Quebec right-hander Phillippe Aumont, who worked out for them last week.
And you know how the Orioles feel about Canadian pitchers.
They're still intrigued by North Carolina State pitcher Andrew Brackman, a 6-foot-10 fireballer, but his stock is dropping. He could be the MLB draft's version of Brady Quinn.
In fact, the Cleveland Browns already are trying to move up and take him.
The Orioles probably would swarm over high school third baseman Josh Vitters if he's available at No. 5, but my guess is he'll be gone. Wieters could be there, and I'd pounce.
The Orioles prefer taking a college player who can get to the majors quickly. Keith Law of ESPN.com thinks Wieters can get there in 2 years. That's pretty quick.
Aumont is more of a project because he lacks experience. Law projects that it could take four years for Aumont to break into a major league rotation.
Give me the switch-hitting catcher who keeps drawing comparisons to Joe Mauer. Keep Brandon Snyder at first base. The kid will hit wherever he plays, as long as he stays healthy.
Two other names to tuck away for later in the draft: Punxsutawney (Pa.) High catcher Devin Mesaraco and Virginia first baseman/left-hander Sean Doolittle.