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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:

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"Nomadic infielder" Ty Wigginton, the Orioles' only All-Star, plays in his first Midsummer Classic tonight. ... David Ortiz hit 11 home runs in the final round last night to outslug Hanley Ramirez in the Home Run Derby. ... Ravens coach John Harbaugh was named to the NFL's competition committee. ... NBA commish David Stern finally responded to the fallout from "the Decision." Summing it up in three words: Stern is pissed.

Los links!!!:

1. Mason says that anything less than the Super Bowl is a disappointment [Ravens Insider]

2. Alex Marvez said the Boldin trade was the offseason's best, but didn't list the Ravens as offseason winners [FOX Sports]

3. Troy Smith says he's "intrigued" by Eagles trade rumor [Pro Football Weekly]

4. Recapping Greivis Vasquez and Landon Milbourne's summer league debuts [Testudo Times]

5. Fanhouse house weighs in with its take on the O's-Showalter situation [Fanhouse]

6. Poll: The Orioles are baseball's 20th most popular team [Baltimore Business Journal]

7. 19-year-old Marcus Johansson has impressed the Capitals at their summer development camp [Washington Post]

8. Ray Rice thinks he's underrated [Ravens.com

You said it:

"If you want to see a lot of HRs in [the Home Run Derby], have Jeremy Guthrie pitch" - @gregemb via Twitter

Video of the morning:

Spain's Iker Casillas pulls a Joe Namath (

) in an interview after the World Cup final. Too bad the reporter, Sara Carbonero, is his girlfriend.

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